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Alina Peret

Alina Peret

Abby Hagner, Column Editor

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The days dragged on.

My motivation to get out of bed disappeared as if someone snatched it away from me while I was sleeping.

It consumed me, and I couldn’t find the reason behind it.

Instead of seeing the positives in life, my mind was fixated on the negatives.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that no matter what you do, you cannot fully please anyone.

Instead of trying to look out for everyone all the time, listen to yourself and what you need.

I didn’t know what to do or what the right decisions were. There weren’t any.

I have heard people talk about sadness and the grip it has on people and I have occasionally felt its presence in my life–but never like this.

For everyone that faces this burden every day, my heart goes out to you.

For every person who feels that they are stuck in sinking sand and the only option they have is to reach for that next drink, cigarette or distraction that will give them that one feeling of being alive, you will find the light again.

For the people who feel like they can’t talk to anyone or they feel like this is it–this is all life has for you–just hold on.

Hold on to all your happy and dearest memories.

Hold on to the love your family and friends have shown you.

Hold on to your future and don’t let it slip away.

Hold on to this advice–you are stronger than you may think and braver than you try to be.

Don’t let negativity lead you to become a person who is afraid of the world.

It’s a beautiful world out there.

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