I’m not going to lie and say, “it’s easy” because it’s not. Just because I’ve had 11 hip surgeries doesn’t mean I am use to it. I will never get use to it.

Yesterday, was hard. I was tired and dragging the whole day. I went to therapy and that was even harder. I cried the rest of the day and curled in bed.

This morning, I did not want to go to rehab. My eyes were swollen from the night before and I didn’t want to be around anyone.

But, I still went to physical therapy. I got up, put my workout clothes on, and drove 30 minutes to the clinic. I got myself there even though, I didn’t want to.

You see, this IS recovery. I may not want to go to rehab or therapy some days, but I still need to go. I still need to put the work in, even when I am down and feel like giving up. Why? Because there is still hope.

Most people only want to hear about the milestones and all the good news, but a lot of work is put in to achieve those goals; and that is the journey. I am telling you, recovering from mental and physical illness is not easy. Yes, some days are easier than others, but it is hard work.

Trust me, I know you are tired. I know you are hurting. I know at times you feel like there’s no way out, but I promise you, do not give up. Do not believe the lies. Do not lose hope. You are enough.

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