"I think one day you'll find that you're the hero you've been looking for." –Jimmy Stewart

Very real Recovery Talk ahead everyone, this is your Public Service Announcement.

I need this Jimmy Stewart quote to be real. I need it because I’m sinking in the mire of today and no matter where I reach I can’t find what I need. I’ve been struggling to write for weeks now. Months. Years actually. But I’ve been faking my way through it. But now I just am struggling to be the hope, the light, the encouragement. The silver lining seems to be hiding from me and no matter who I talk to, they don’t have the answers I need. Then I saw this quote from Jimmy and it reminded me that I don’t have to be perfect, I don’t have to be ok and I don’t have to be anything or have anyone else be something for me. I’m growing, I’m struggling and fighting but I’m moving forward. That is my hope for right now. Someday I will be the hero I feel I need right now and that’s enough for me.

Not feeling 100% right now? That’s ok, you are the hero you need – you just can’t see it yet. Baby steps and we will all get there. Get your cape ready.

Sarah Deats

Sarah Deats is the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer. Her goals are to make a connection with everyone that she can while building community, spreading hope, and sparking change. She believes that while life may not be easy, it is never lived alone.