Lean into the pain
I've had a shitty week and an even shittier day. Way to start a post, right? Yeah, yeah whatever. Listen, I know In The Powder Room is all about lighthearted laughs and sass, but I have a really good reason for leveling with you on my shitty week.
And it's not for sympathy. Holy jeebus, please don't think I'm pandering for "ahhh, sweeeeetie...are you okaaaaay?" Cause I'm totally not. I don't have the able-to-accept-sympathy gene. It makes me break out in hives. Let's just skip that.
I'm telling you about my shitty day so that I can tell you the most amazing thing you'll hear maybe ever.
I have an amazing friend who is a recovering heroin addict. If anyone knows about hurting, if anyone knows about dealing with shitty days, it's a recovering heroin addict. I asked him how he does it. Then he said the best shit I've ever heard.
"I remind myself that the act of facing the hardest moments will be what validates me the most. Then I lean into the pain."
Yeah. He said that shit.
And then I texted it to like everyone I know and sat down to my keyboard to tell you. Because when you hear something that great and you're lucky enough to have a platform like this, you're a selfish asshole if you keep it to yourself.
So, you gorgeous bitch...remember that next time.