Win the Battle

Hello my lovely dreaming readers!

I talk a lot about how depression is a rough road with a lot of ups and downs. And every word of it is true. The struggle of managing a mental health issue is never a straight line, its always a zigzagging path and you never really know what’s coming next.

But time and time again there’s always one idea that comes back into my mind. I’m honestly not even sure when or where I first saw or read it. Probably on some blog somewhere. Wherever it came from, it always provides some small degree of comfort and hope.

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You’ve won every battle so far.

Maybe it doesn’t seem like a super profound idea, but the first time I saw it, my mind was definitely blown. I happened upon it when I was in a deep dark hole and there seemed to be no way out. I was despairing, there was no hope, and I was ready to give in. While those words didn’t pave the way out of my darkness, they reminded me that I had been at this point before, sometimes even deeper.

And I had won those battles. Every single one of them.

I had come out the other side, usually stronger. I had battled depression and won, more times than I cared to count.

And that thought was, and still is, the thought that kept me going. Kept me fighting for the light at the other end of the tunnel.

Because if I had won this battle before, what was stopping me from winning it this time?


Maybe these words don’t strike you as strong as they did me. Maybe this is your first time fighting this battle so you can’t resonate the same way. But depression will never be stronger than you. It will never be stronger than the power of love.

It is an incredibly hard battle to fight, but it is not impossible. Not as long as you keep fighting.


As always, with the power of love and kindness,

Katharine Marie

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