It’s a weird position to be in, even if it is one filled with lessons. I’m not one to ask for help, as it goes against how I’ve grown up; I’ve always been someone that did things on their own accord you see.
Having said that, the consequence of this is that I associate negative energy with asking for help, when it shouldn’t be that way at all. It’s ok to admit when you’re struggling and it’s a lesson I’m slowly learning.
It’s ok to admit that you can’t do everything without help. It’s ok to ask for assistance when you genuinely need it, as opposed to struggling in silence.
In all of this, the phrase “괜찮아” comes to mind. Simply translated it means “it’s ok”, which I guess is what I wanted to focus on in all of this!
This leads to my next learning curve; if I want to help others, I too need to ask for assistance where necessary. So the first step I’ve come up with so far is to open up a crowd funding page for someone dear to my heart:
There’s only so much I can do to help him on my own, but I can also ask purely so that I know I’ve tried everything I possibly can to get him in a better place.
If you feel you can help that would be great, but if you can’t then know that that’s ok too.