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A pain so surreal it leaves you breathless; your dignity thrown out as if it were a mistake to begin with. The sense of nothingness; swallowing the scraps you left on the surface. Yet despite past efforts, you are still here with a heart that continues to beat. Born blessed with the curse of seeing beyond a made-up fantasy, in the same breath, unable to tell the difference between your horror movie and reality. It is even more commendable that you continue to grow despite the drought that has plagued the city. Give yourself some credit. You have done more than most people create with their seed. Speaking of growth, I hope that after all the disasters we have experienced in recent years; we have strengthened our resilience. Able to combat any force that tries to see if we still have the energy needed to fight against that of which we do not believe. Are you willing to rewrite the exam, or will you send the draft as it is, far from completion? It is clear you possess the tools needed to excel at any task if you just take the leap. Lead yourself to better days, do not rely on someone else's vision, or what eyes that are not your own see. The glasses were not for you to begin with, in the end causing more damage than originated. Despite how hard you work, some are going to underestimate your capabilities. It is time to stop doubting the equations you have developed a working method for over and over in your own mind. The voice inside your gut that has remained silent for too long is screaming, hoping you will take a second to sit down and listen. You can build sandcastles with the wisdom you carry. Each one reveals the beauty in the darkness of your story. On the off chance you find yourself in a state of conflict, dazed and locked in a web of confusion, it is likely because you are reaching for something that was not meant for you to begin with. Are you willing to die lying on the floor when you are the authority and carry a loaded gun? Strength is the trigger you possess. Adapting is the ammo that comes out the other end. The only weapon you need to slaughter the demons and remain undefeated in a forever war, remains engraved indefinitely in your holster. Soak in victory; allow your trials and tribulations to become the source of your glory. The fact you can read this proves you can be more than what first impressions lead you to believe. Good or bad, growth is a tool that is best used to all degrees. Do not limit yourself or listen to the radio static from a broken system; trust in your journey, have faith you will pull through and land on the other side of things. It is okay if no one else can perceive how the obstacles made you into a multi-level human being. Find peace knowing you did and saw all the things the universe meant you to do, and the timing had a reason.

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