Things get hard. Life gets tough. We all fall down sometimes. But, right now, you seem to have lost yourself.

Sometimes it could be hard to get back to yourself. You may feel down and you just don't know why. You may just feel like you aren't you.

Questions run through your head. "Why did this happen to me?" "When will it get better?" "What did I do to deserve this?"

But, I am here to tell you, your day will come. You just lost yourself for a little and guess what, IT IS OK.

Each and everyday we all go through changes that are shaping us to be who we are. Whether it's friendships, relationships, careers, or even just everyday living. The day you realize how much you have grown from this point in time, will be your reward. It is so hard to see now, but I promise you, it will pay off.

Your sparkle will shine from inside you. Your laughter ear-to-ear will come back. Your smile will glisten on a gloomy day. And you WILL be you.

Whether you believe it or not: you did not lose who you are internally. We all act a certain way to our friends or society to maintain those friendships, reach our goals, and strive for more. However, one thing that remains the same: YOU ARE YOU.

I have been in this position before believe it or not. From firsthand experience, I lost myself. I was not myself at one point and I am proud to say, I made it. I am back to myself. At one point, I was the girl staring in the mirror wondering what had happened. I was the girl who didn't know why she was losing herself. I was the girl with the blank stare.

But the true me, never left. I am back. I am smiling. I am happy. I am here. I promise you if you are struggling with something in your life, you will make it back to YOU.