when you’ve been hurt to the point where you feel there is no return trying to return to that happy place is hard. but once you’re there nothing else matters. the trouble is getting there. how do you get back there? how do you not let things from your past continue to haunt you? i struggle with this every day when it comes to my work as well as my personal life. the solution? you have to keep putting yourself out there. you have to keep taking chances and step out of your comfort zone. you have to realize that you will come across that right person who will treat you with the love and the respect you deserve. when you fall down you have to get back up. see where you were thrown off track, and figure out what needs to be done to avoid that in the future. one thing you can’t do. you can’t give up. you can’t stop growing. grow a pair of balls and stop crying when things don’t turn out the way you want. you can’t let obstacles stop you from getting what you deserve.