I won't sugarcoat (okay, maybe a little) - but I've been decently down in the dumps lately. 

No, you wouldn't know this from social media, because everything "seems so great," no, you probably wouldn't know this from talking to me every day. 

And I think that's probably true for a lot of us. 

I don't really know what this post is truly about, what it means, or what I'm trying to get at - but I guess it's just admitting that something is off, and pledging to take mini-steps every day to get back to happy, to get back to me. 

So, know that if something is making you unhappy, you probably aren't alone. 

Know that we all struggle. Know that we all fail to see the light at the end of the tunnel sometimes. 

Know that you CAN choose positivity, change, and honoring yourself.

You can choose it every day. 

And even though you might not be where you would like today, know that the time it takes to reach a goal will pass regardless of you going for it. 

Let's wake up in a year and be further. Not tomorrow, not next week, but over time, let's be further. 

Let's be happy. 

Every day, let's try to be better than the last. And if we fail, let's forgive ourselves and start again. Not the next Monday, not the next day, but right then, right there.

Anastasia Warren