I’ve longed for the day to be told I’m Wonder Woman. Mainly because I have a massive girl crush on her, but also because she displays such courage and strength. She’s the epitome of an independent, strong and fierce woman – something I always aspire to be.
When it comes to superheroes we all look up to them, staring on in awe at their heroic abilities and life saving powers.
Yet have you ever stopped to think, and then realise that: “I am a superhero.”
Why can’t or don’t we picture ourselves as one, when we clearly hold our own powers?
The reason I say this is because if I were to picture myself a year ago, almost to the exact date, I was a very different version of myself.
365 days ago, give or take, my heart was shattered into not just thousands but millions of pieces, and I felt like my world had ended.
I went through an unthinkable and shocking circumstance that no one saw coming. I kinda did but I didn’t want to admit it, nor did I want to accept it.
Then a domino effect occurred as bad after bad continued. I thought: why does life continually keep throwing pain my way? What did I do that was so wrong to deserve this?
I didn’t know how much more I could take.
The pain was unbearable.
I just wanted it to stop.
I’ve never wanted something to stop so much in my life, and never have I longed for leaving this world without a trace.
Skip forward a year, I’m still here. The battle against the bad is still ongoing but I’d like to say I’m winning this fight, or at least I’m giving it all I’ve got to succeed.
A quote I once heard and immediately loved is almost like a mantra to me:
When life knocks you down, get back up and say: you hit like a bitch!
And yes it does! We are ALL proof of that.
Personally I believe we’re all superheroes within our own rights. We carry masses of weight with us daily, have a defence mechanism that knows no bounds, and we have the sheer strength to get through each day.
Even the days we never thought we would.
For those of you that are currently confused, then you must be one of the lucky ones who have never had to consciously manage your mental health. Yet for those of you that have, you’ll know what I mean.
Do you know why you’re a superhero?
Let me break it down for you…
Without even realising you wear a cape like Superman every day – that’s almost your security blanket and shield. You wear a mask like Spider-man concealing your true identity, and by that I mean hiding how you really feel from absolutely everyone.
You’re that person that’s always smiling they say.
You smile all day yet no one knows that you cried yourself to sleep the night before, but they won’t know that, they’ll never know that as you hide it so well. Hidden and completely undetected!
You wear the weight of the world on your shoulders and only individuals with sheer physical, mental and emotional strength can carry that. Those that do this and on the surface make it look effortless are the TRUE superheroes in this word.
Sounds familiar right?
Yes, of course I’m talking about you. I see you, and I salute you, for you’re a superhero my friend! 🖤