When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.

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Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.

If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.

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it’s about who you miss at 2 in the afternoon when you’re busy, not 2 in the morning when you’re lonely.

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