Since the Pandemic, my mom and I have been spending a lot of time on Zoom having virtual dinners and watching the Let’s Go Crazy Prince tribute. Of course, I had to show her the latest on my blog!
She asks me, “What does ‘Stay Fighting,’ mean?” Well, Mom, I’m glad you asked! I think we all should understand my slogan!
The Meaning of “Stay Fighting”
If you’re on the Hallyu Wave, you’re probably thinking, “her slogan sounds like ‘Hwaiting.'” It’s a bit of a homage and also on-brand with the concept of “Transformation ATTACK!” Can’t have a special attack name without a bit of fighting. But really, when I thought about my struggles, I truly thought of the word “fighting.”
I barely remember a time without anxiety and it took a very long time to identify my depression (yes, this depression is mine. It doesn’t miraculously disappear). The fears and worries throughout grade school, college, and my career have been a stressful battle. At times, I truly felt I was alone and no one loved me. Even now, I have those reoccurring thoughts. You can imagine the difficulty of having to constantly face yourself, where it’s your mentality in the way of allowing you to just…exist.
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When I started this blog, I had decided to chronicle my efforts to transform into someone that enjoys life. I’ve had bouts of heavy depression that was also felt physically. It was enough to cause me to disappear and necessitate learning to manage my stress levels (see Return to Start and Friendship Weekend…A Week Later for examples). In the very worst sense, I’ve had thoughts of suicide and when I couldn’t go through with it, depression would wrap me like a blanket where I’d hope to sleep forever.
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With that said, the slogan “Stay Fighting,” is a reminder that life isn’t easy, facing depression isn’t easy, making transformative decisions aren’t easy, and there’s going to be a lot of hard work before we’re done on this mortal coil. So, tell yourself to stay in the game, fight with all you’ve got, and make sure you’ve won! Hence…