While I've been meaning to write about my recent trip home (I'll do it soon, really), today is not shaping up to be a day where I'm able to focus. My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and she's undergoing surgery today. While everyone's been telling me not to worry, that's a bit like telling a fish not to swim; it's just not gonna happen.
So, while I should be doing things like schoolwork, instead I decided to cheer myself up a bit by watching baby animal videos. I thought I'd share some, since I can't be the only person who needs cheering up, so maybe they'll help you, too.
You can be a baby sloth wrangler. If that's not the best job in the world, I don't know what is, and clearly you need to reexamine your priorities.
If sloths aren't your thing, you can check out cute pandas playing on a slide...
...or even a koala joey going about its daily life. Warning: so cute you might cry.
If you're still down, might I suggest getting a pep talk from a cat? (I can't pick a favorite, so my top three are Jane, Marvin and 99).
And finally, know that you're going to be okay. I know things are so hard right now. I know you're tired and all you want to do is give up. And that's okay; it's okay to feel like that. It's okay to be sad, it's okay to cry, it's okay to feel. But please don't give in. Don't give up. I believe in you, I know you can get through this. My brother once told me that it doesn't matter if things have been going wrong for seven weeks or seven years; things always pick up in the end. Things will pick up for me, and they'll pick up for you, too. If you ever need to talk, I'm here.
You got this.
(A bit of added inspiration, because try as I might I couldn't end this post on a serious note. Angry, oddly inspirational wolf memes. Thank you, internet.)
I have no idea what I'm doing.