Strength in Numbers

Life is strange, isn’t it? It can be overwhelming, complicated, and confusing to understand. Mix it with unexpected occurrences and difficulties, and it can feel nearly impossible to navigate at times. Despite the myriad of emotional turmoil life may cause, there is always one underlying truth – there are millions of other individuals trying to figure it out just like you are. Of course, we all face different circumstances and feel various emotions, but at the end of the day, we are all navigating how to get by and be happy. Happiness, whatever that personally looks like, is the commonality that we all are looking to achieve. And there is plenty of it to go around.

Seeking support and asking for help, especially during times that feel uncomfortable and complex, can feel difficult. I can admit that I am one of those people who find it hard at times to ask for help. It can feel almost embarrassing, like you are in a sense letting yourself down. On the contrary, asking for help displays an act of self-care like no other. It is saying “I know I can handle this situation on my own, but I do not have to.” Seeking support shows that you are secure enough with yourself to understand that you are capable, but resourceful enough to know that people and services are at your disposal.

As an individual who grew up stubbornly handling situations on her own, I’ve come to the realization that asking for help actually yields more advantages than expected. Not only does asking for help of course ease the tension of handling a situation on your own, but depending on your relationship with the support, it can really bring you closer to your inner circle. When I ask my friends, family, or fiancé for help with something, I know I can do so without fear of judgement. When they help me, I know they are more than happy to do so because they care for my wellbeing. And they know that the same care and support will always be reciprocated whenever they need it as well.

I mention all of this to say, don’t be afraid to get help. Regardless of the severity of a circumstance, you should never, and you do not ever, have to go through something alone. We are all human and we are all on this floating planet just trying to figure it out. So why not work together to do so? If you feel alone and do not have people in your life who you feel comfortable going to, I encourage you to please look into support groups in your area or contact a professional.

Picture source: Rayane Alvim on Pinterest

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About Diana Cruz

Hello! My name is Diana Cruz and I am the Manager of Public Relations and Engagement at MSAA. I received my Bachelor of Science in Communication with a specialization in Advertising and Promotions from Southern Connecticut State University. I also hold a CT Real Estate Salesperson license and own a party and event planning business with my two sisters. In my free time, I love doing escape rooms, visiting new places (restaurants, museums, etc.), watching movies, and laughing with my family and friends.

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