Just keep going
Because people die.
Because people walk out on you.
Because people you trusted let you down.
Because sometimes that person that lets you down is yourself.
Because I have experienced these things and yet Here I still am, I offer these three words: Just keep going.
One day, for me, those pains from the past, the ones that seemed too much to bear, began a certain ebb and flow.
They created a comforting rhythm that still continues to add a bittersweet cadence to my every step.
It is that continuity that centers me even when the path ahead is tangled and covered, and my steps—so shaky and unsure that I may falter. It is the reason that I can just keep going.
I Continue to hope
I Continue to have faith
I Continue to believe
My worlds have crumbled around me more than once
My foundations have been shaken
My beliefs up-ended, forced to the forefront for reexamination
And when I chanced to look up from the rubble of my shattered existence, I found that I was, in fact, still here…
It was then I decided that this must mean that I should just kept going.
I know that one day I will let myself down.
I know people I trust will let me down.
I know people will walk out on me.
I know that not just people, but one day I, too, will inevitably die.
But it is precisely because I know these things, that without a doubt, until my last breath, that I Will Just Keep Going.