Day 4 | Fighting Wrong Battles Once in a while, you’d realize you’re fighting a lost battle by loving the wrong people, wanting the wrong jobs, sacrificing for the wrong things. Because for some things, no amount of sacrifice and faith would make them fit into your life, no amount of love would make the wrong person love you back, no amount of effort would make you good at the wrong job. And it is only in this moment of realization that you will finally let go and accept that what isn’t to be will never be. My only wish for you and I is that such a moment hastens its arrival and that we do not lay ourselves down to be played for too long. Because if you hold on too long for things that are not yours or don’t want to be yours, they would eventually claw their way out of you. And they will rip you apart in the process, so why don’t you just let go of them gracefully? Day 5 | Conscious Effort It doesn’t happen like that. You don’t just wake up one day and find that everything has worked itself out. You must get out of bed, morning after morning, and make a conscious effort to control the circumstances of that given day. You must learn to handle your issues with grace because you respect what they are attempting to teach you. You must drown your insecurities slowly, one self-realization at a time. You must allow yourself to feel the fear bubbling just beneath your skin but you must never allow it the satisfaction of crippling you; grit your teeth and march on. You see, they never tell you how hard these things will be. This fight to reclaim yourself is not easy or straightforward but, my god, is it necessary.