What people who don’t self-harm have trouble understanding is that it is an addiction just like alcohol or drugs is and that even though you stop, the thoughts of wanting to go back don’t go away. Self-harm is always in the back of my mind, and when I feel numb, or even overwhelmed with the emotions, I want to go back to that so quickly. But I remember how hard it was to stop so I don’t want to start back up again. And the days and/or nights when I feel like picking up that knife or the scissors or anything sharp that I could get my hands on, I remind myself of how far I’ve come and how proud I am to be where I am and that I don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize the progress that I’ve made. Everything happens for a reason and I truly believe that with all of my heart. Not only do I believe that this happened to guide me to the career that I am going to have for the rest of my life, but I believe this happened so that I could write on something like this and tell you all who read that it does get better and that one day you truly will have your some day and I hope that when you do, you feel proud and you’ll realize how strong you really are. “Strength does not come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t.” So just remember, you can and you will overcome it. One day you’re some day will happen.