Life does Get Better // My 19th Birthday

Hiya! Today is my nineteenth birthday, so happy birthday to me. I thought I’d write a little something proving that life does get better and you aren’t going to always be suffering.

Five years ago, I promised myself I wouldn’t live until my sixteenth birthday, at a push my eighteenth. And here I am, on my nineteenth birthday. I know it can be a bit simple and cliche for someone to say “life does get better” but take it from me, it truly does. There’s only one rule though, it’s if you let it.

You can sit on your ass all day feeling sorry for yourself and your life won’t get better. You can get up and choose recovery and one day, your mental health will improve. Now, I’m not saying that if you are mentally unwell and you feel sorry for yourself some days that you aren’t trying. Believe me I know you are trying and I know some days, you can hardly want to get out of bed – I still get these days. But there’s a difference between trying and just allowing your mental illness to consume you.

There was a time in my life where I genuinely didn’t want to be here. Everyday, I’d be thinking about death or simply, just me not being here. But I’m completely different now. I still have days where I could simply not want to be alive but that doesn’t mean I want to die. I don’t know how to explain it but if you know that feeling, then you know.

A quote I love to live by is, “life’s not out to get you, despite the things you’ve been through”. I guess you can say pop punk music isn’t all depressing hahaha. But honestly, life isn’t out to get you. At all. It may throw shit at you but that means nothing. What means more is how you deal with it.

Now I understand this isn’t your typical birthday blog post because many people would probably upload a what I got for my birthday post. However, I thought it was a decent idea to do this style of post to prove that even though, something shitty may be happening right now, it doesn’t mean it lasts forever.


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67 thoughts on “Life does Get Better // My 19th Birthday

  1. Happy Birthday, Sophie! What a better way to celebrate your life than to encourage the life of others… and possibly save one! You are loving to share your day! May your birthday be all that God hopes for you! He loves you! ❤

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  2. Happy birthday! This is very relatable. I went into small detail about it on my birthday post earlier in the month as well. Originally, I didn’t think I would live past 25. Then I made it to 27 but said that was it. I didn’t want to make it to 29. Yet, I turned 29 going on two weeks ago. I’ve still been pushing on. I still have good days and bad days.

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  3. hope your day continued with such warmth and contentment–it can be hard to step back and accept that fluctuations in emotions/mental health are okay–to remember that it doesn’t always have to be that way. so–thank you for the reminder.

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  4. Happy Birthday Sophie!! I am so happy you shared this. It will help more people than you know. I’ve been there, several times. But when you write this it lets people know they are not alone, they aren’t the only one, importantly, that they aren’t crazy, and things will get better. Even if it’s not what they want to hear, they will hear it, and it is a little seed of hope that you planted. It will grow :):):) God bless you for sharing this, and bless you always :):)

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  5. Happy Birthday beautiful! This is such an important post! So happy to see that you are in a better place in your life right now, I hope we can all overcome our struggles and truly believe that life can in fact get better! 💗

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  6. This was such a great read, especially for someone who has also battled with suicidal thoughts. My best wishes to you beautiful girl! (and if you ever need a listening ear, I’d be happy to help).
    Emma Mae

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  7. This was an incredibly moving read. I’ve been through similar situations and you’re 100% correct. Life does get better but only if you let it. Stay strong, love, and keep spreading your beautiful positive around ❤

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