“The greatest glory in living lies not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  ~ Nelson Mandela.

“In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay it’s not the end of the world.” ~ Fernando Sabino

Have you ever felt the need to give up entirely? you feel as if nothing is working regardless of your endless efforts. Whether it’s school, job, relationships, business, etc.. well, you’re not alone. I felt the same even worse. I’ve been in a situation that had left me depressed for three whole years when I was in college. I felt lost and isolated.  My whole world was crushed into pieces. At the time life had no meaning to me anymore. I wanted to give up. I wanted my life to end right there.  I was forced to attend counseling sessions in school, unfortunately, it didn’t help. I felt as if she was just listening and repeating things back to me over and over again, without getting anywhere. I gave up and never went back. I needed to help myself. No one could have helped me. It starts with you first. You have that power.

In every situation, ones have the key to success and happiness. You have the key to be happy or sad. You can either choose to give up or strive to get where you want to be by all means by not giving up.

In my situation, my ticket out of that dark mood was changing my mindset slowly each day. Accepting situations the way they were and choosing to be happy by all means. It wasn’t easy. Depression is not something I’ll wish anyone to go through. It’s dark, it’s deadly, its everything heavily negative. But I am proud I didn’t give up. I fought and moved on.

Whatever you’re going through, remember you’re not alone. Cry if you have to, allow yourself to fall but NEVER EVER give up.




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Photography by Rod Kissangoula


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