I think there's a misconception that life, in all its messiness, is a straight line journey.
I think there's a misconception that your progress will always maintain forward momentum.
Here's the reality - life is messy. People are messy. People's lives are MESSY.
And that's totally fine.
None of that means that there is anything wrong with you, or your life. Because you will have periods where things are clean and happy and easy - that's when everyone wants a slice of you.
You will have periods where everything is so bad that there will be rubbernecking, vulture types who want to get down in there with you, and dig around in it. There might be a rescue crew.
It's that middle where things are messy for no real exciting or dramatic reason. The people who are with you for that are the ones who you need to hold onto.
They aren't there for the euphoria of the highs, or the drama of the lows - they're there because they love and care about you. And your messy life is just an extension of you.
What I'm saying is - be careful about who you trust with your messes.
Just take care of yourself.
That's what I'm saying.