Some Days

By: Kaylee Nellett

Some days, it’s hard to look in the mirror and like everything I see. Some days, I look at my homework and think to myself, “how am I going to graduate from college?” Some days, even the littlest things, hurt my heart. Some days, I feel like my friends are all talking about me behind my back and don’t want to be my friend. Some days, I feel like no one talks me seriously, because some days, I don’t take myself seriously. Some days, my depression hits me like a brick wall, and it feels as though it’ll never get better.

But.

Some days, I feel like I can get through and accomplish anything. Some days, I kill my work outs and encourage others to do the same. Some days, I go to every single one of my classes with enthusiasm. Some days, I love the way I look. Some days, I have so many friends in my corner, I am overwhelmed with love. Some days, I know that I CAN do this. I CAN rock at life. Some days, I am a happy girl.

But.

Like most people, every day is not good. Nor is every day bad. It’s a day by day life we live, and that’s the way we need to take it. Day by day. No one has the power to make you feel a certain way except yourself. Live every day and believe in yourself. That’s my goal.

Dearest Maya

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Dearest Maya,

Your ways of viewing life and the people who inhabit it have been so impacting in all of our lives. You are an inspiration, and you will be ever-so-missed. Thank you for all that you have done, and all of the hearts that you have changed with your powerful words. If words can heal, you have definitely saved many lives during your time on this earth. It is said that we should leave this place better than when we found it, and you have definitely achieved that goal. 

Thank you, Maya Angelou.

We love and miss you.

Love, SWL team