If I’ve learned anything from life, 
it’s that sometimes, the darkest 
times can bring us to 
the brightest places. 
I’ve learned that the most toxic 
people can teach us the most 
important lessons; that our most 
painful struggles can grant us 
the most necessary growth; 
and that the most heartbreaking 
losses of friendship and love 
can make room for the 
most wonderful people. 

I’ve learned that what seems like 
a curse in the moment can actually 
be a blessing, and that what 
seems like the end of the road 
is actually just the discovery that 
we are meant to travel 
down a different path. 

I’ve learned that no matter how 
difficult things seem, there is 
always hope. 
And I’ve learned that no matter 
how powerless we feel or how 
horrible things seem, 
we can’t give up. 
We have to keep going. 

Even when it’s scary, even when 
all of our strength seems gone, 
we have to keep picking ourselves 
back up and moving forward, 
because whatever we’re battling 
in the moment, it will pass, 
and we will make it through. 
We’ve made it this far. 
We can make it through 
whatever comes next.

(Daniell Koepke)