As a frequent self punisher when stuff in my life gets hard, I reflect on this quote quite a bit. I wanted to put it out there for anyone who might need it as well. It's from Cheryl Strayed, the lovely author of Wild.
  1. “Nobody will protect you from your suffering.
  2. You can't cry it away
  3. Or eat it away
  4. Or starve it away
  5. Or walk it away
  6. Or punch it away
  7. Or even therapy it away.
  8. It's just there, and you have to survive it.
  9. You have to endure it.
  10. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal."
  11. 💗