You’ll face a lot of unwanted emotions in life, mostly unhappy feelings toward yourself or others, you feel in competition with, don’t get jealous, don’t even worry about how you look in comparison to those who are more successful to you, just do your best. Establish yourself. If you want the world to be your oyster, and you want to reach your highest potential, don’t start by comparing your best work with the best work of others, youre bound to not feel good enough, and have even more trouble finishing that project you’ve been putting off for months if not years, and failing to complete the steps necessary to move forward in life. Its hard at times to maintain pace in life, some days questioning yourself whether you can keep going, remind yourself that each day is a new day to begin again, and learn to put the day down, you cant accomplish anything tired, that can be better accomplished with a sound mind. Coffee doesn’t always do the trick, and if youre on meds, and coffee doesn’t work anymore, and neither do the meds, then youre really in trouble. -I tried stopping day meds for 2 weeks, and the results have really shown, I feel like Ive gotten back to my old self, going on long runs, even sat at the DMV today for 2 hours, without getting any jitters or feeling tired. It seems like time is going by miraculously, without flinching just a bit, or feeling like I need more meds, to stay awake or to keep going in life. Self-harm takes time to overcome, those feelings of worthlessness, or feeling not good enough, you have to stay productive, and value yourself, if you want to get your life back on track. Success does not come easy to most, and well if you find yourself contemplating life too much, you can always call the police, they always seem to know what to do. -Its always an embarrassing feeling when you need help, and cannot solve a problem on your own, as an adult, the more independent you are, the more successful you become, but it comes at its costs, spending less time with friends, and worse yet family, can really do damage to your sense of normalcy in the long run. Losing friends along the way is not easy, and if you miss them check in, even if youre not at your best, Im sure theyd be glad to hear from you, even if they don’t reply, sometimes its difficult to talk to someone going through a difficult time, you cannot always rely on friends, to be there for you or to empathize with you, thinking its just addiction, or that youre suicidal because you’ve failed in life, and are a lost cause #stopsuicide . Don’t be the “dead” friend, don’t be the “rehab” friend, and don’t be the “weird” friend. Keeping going in life! -I just started an IOP Program at UCLA, for 6 weeks 3x/week, for self-harm, I never thought Id be one of those bloggers with their wrists cut, but it happens, in my case other things … fess up to whats not working for you in life, and do your best to live a better life, the sooner you get help the better you will feel, and if you can just rest for 2 weeks, like I have under the care of medical professionals, then you can add that many more days/weeks/years to your life, its worth asking for help, don’t try to doctor yourself, not with meds or substances or alcohol, the only person you are hurting is yourself, don’t make your life worse than it already is, and make more time for yourself, appreciating what you do have in life, rather than think about what life you could have lived, had you gotten married, or finished law school etc. There are so many ways to live life, that aren’t built by professions, create a life you are proud of, any life. -One reason I started blogging and writing a book. So long as its coming from a good place, share, overcome your troubles, one step at a time, lifes not a race, take your time, recovery is a process! You can do it!