Why Everything is Going to be Okay

Hey, loves!

So glad to be back. I just want to start off by saying that I’ve had an amazing day. How incredible is it to actually be able to say that? If you’ve read my past blogs, you’ve read that I struggle with remembering that happiness isn’t the baseline. But today, it was so apparent and present in my life—that happiness. And it was a blessing.

Anyways, I wanted to write this to reassure you. If you are a little lost or unsure if you will ever heal that pain, I want to tell you that you will. While you may be in the pain of it all, you will come out on the other side. The funny thing? We connect the dots going backward, not forward—you’ll understand why everything is happening soon. I wish I could say that was easy, and I know you want to know what the future looks like, but hold tight. I promise that better is coming. And I trust that you will keep on going.

Personally, I have experienced depression and anxiety, and here I am, still standing. After a long relationship and a break-up, I have grown and learned and blossomed. Without these experiences, I wouldn’t be who I am. Thank god they happened, or else you wouldn’t be reading this blog! All my experiences grew me and pushed me creatively in a way that was so vital to my life. And I promise you, this pain churning in your system is moving through you and bringing you to a place of growth and strength.

Around me, I see my friends and their family members dying. As I support them and stand by their side, I have watched them heal. Grow. I have seen friends come out of break-ups, friends lose friends, people fail school, and those who struggle to make ends meet. I see them growing, and I see them putting their pieces together. I see them change their path and make it beautiful again.

A start-up fails, a young girl gets pregnant, and another tragedy happens on this Earth. Honestly, things that aren’t planned happen all the time. And a lot of the time, it doesn’t seem for the better. And maybe it isn’t for the better! But that’s when you change lanes and make the best of it. Things don’t work out so that something better will. And at the least, you grow beyond belief. No matter what, you will be okay.

Remember Elvis Presley? Nobody thought what he was doing was cool. Or Michael Jordan? He was cut from his high-school team! Van Gogh? Wasn’t famous until he died! We either fail so we can work harder, or we fail because we need to be pushed into another direction. We struggle and lose and fail and hurt, but we grow.

And you’ll be okay.

XX,

Mads

Madison Brandt