I'M SURE THEY MEAN WELL, BUT...by Tania Irie

I’m sure they mean well when they tell me to “be grateful” but.…

Do people ever stop to think that maybe my being unhappy with my current situation is exactly what is motivating me to do better and be better so I can have better? I won’t settle. My feelings are valid, regardless, and I don’t need anyone to tell me any different.

You be grateful for whatever you want. I’ll be grateful when things start getting better for me. Right now, I’m very uncomfortable with my life and circumstances and still I’m learning many things through the struggle. I’ve been homeless for eight months. In the beginning, I felt somewhat hopeful and thought to myself, don’t worry, things will get better and I will figure it all out. It will be all right. But now, I’m not so sure. I was naive then. 

Right now, I’m busy trying to lift myself up out of this mess by changing the things I cannot accept rather than “accepting the things I can’t change." Follow your own path and I will follow mine. To each their own...

 Tania

Tania