March 18, 2014

When you want to give up

Throw in the towel

Be done with this shit

Cry in the corner

Scream in a pillow

Don’t give up hope

Believe in yourself.

Believe in possibilities.

You may not see it now, the hard work you are doing.

It doesn’t make any sense does it? Why would it?

It’s nonsense and all sense.

Life is beautiful, even amidst the chaos.

If you are buried in debt, take a deep breath. Be grateful you are alive.

Enjoy food that keeps you nourished.  The roof over your head.

If you hate your job, be grateful you have one, and try to get out.

If you don’t have a job, keep looking. Have faith. Things change.

It’s all cyclical.

But most of all, don’t give up hope.

If you are single, and lonely and can’t find love, enjoy your friends. Enjoy your hobbies. Enjoy freedom in your solitude.

If you are in a partnership, say ‘I love you’ everyday. Remember why you fell in love. Savor that moment. Replay it in the cinema of your mind.

But if you feel like your world is falling apart, don’t give up hope.

It’s a test. Life will throw many of them at you. It might shake you to the core, change your outlook.

It might make you wary, tired, or depressed.

Just don’t give up hope.

If it’s really bad, please seek help.

You are not alone.

If you dream of better days, keep those dreams alive.

This is only temporary.

If you are living your dreams, give back to others who need some support.

We need you.

You can do it.

You can get out of debt. You can find the love of your life. You can move where you want. You can find a different job. You can find a job. You can make money at your passions.

The broken record is just that, broken.

Put on something new.

Even if everything is telling you “No”, fight to say “Yes”.

You have to want it.

Just don’t give up hope.

Melanie

Melanie is a freelance writer currently living in Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about education, financial literacy, and empowering people to take control of their finances. She writes about breaking up with debt, freelancing, and side hustle adventures at DearDebt.com.

Currently she puts more than 50% of her income towards debt, while living a frugal, fun life. In addition to her love of personal finance, art and music, she is also a karaoke master. Follow the adventure @DearDebtBlog.

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17 responses to “Don’t Give Up Hope”

  1. DEBt DEBs says:

    Lovely! And very inspiring! OK I won’t give up hope. 😉

    Putting my big girl panties on and heading out into the world.
    Have a great day!!
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  2. Charlie says:

    I like!
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  3. My favorite lines from this:

    “You can get out of debt. You can find the love of your life. You can move where you want. You can find a different job. You can find a job. You can make money at your passions.”
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  4. Right on. Tomorrow the sun will rise.
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  5. Love this Melanie! Things get bad but then they get good again, it’s all a cycle and the message about not giving up hope is really important.
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  6. Like DC, I also connected with “You can get out of debt. You can find the love of your life. You can move where you want. You can find a different job. You can find a job. You can make money at your passions.” Thank you for the encouraging post 🙂
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  7. Mackenzie says:

    Melanie, I love, love, love your writing!! You get right down to the nitty gritty!
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  8. Brittany says:

    I LOVE this! Thank you so much for the encouragement!
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  9. anna says:

    BEAUTIFULLY written, Melanie – this is quite possibly my favorite post yet. I loved the ‘fight to say yes’ part most of all. Definitely don’t give up hope – it’s okay to cry it out, but then forge on! 🙂
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  10. This is beautiful I have been going through a lot and this was a nice pick me up
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    • deardebt says:

      I’m so glad. We all have those days and I know how hard it is to keep going. But keep putting one foot in front of the other. You can email me if you want/need to chat!

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