When I was younger, I went through a lot of traumatizing situations that concluded in depression, anxiety and a severe lack of confidence. I used to think that there was no way out and giving up was the best option. I used to take every single bad life situation as a fallback.

I used to think that I was never good enough and I kept pushing myself until I collapsed and broke down. To numb the pain, I relied on alcohol, which resulted in so many bad decisions. Depression and anxiety led me to the psychologist and anti-depressants.

But you know what? I am glad I went through difficult paths because it made me who I am today. I, a first-degree honor graduate, who just finished my master studies. I am comfortable and happy with who I am and no one can bring me down because I will always get myself back up. I have people who care and love me.

The key is to never lose hope. Giving up should never be an option. I know that sometimes you canโ€™t control what happens to you but you can choose how to handle the situation and come out strong.