10 Things That Didn’t Break Me | #LateNightThoughts

10 Things That Didn't Break Me

It’s too early for this. Why am I still awake? Well, told be told, I rarely sleep. My body just got used to not sleeping til about 7 in the morning-ish. I know it’s horrible, don’t remind me. Well, I’m sitting here on Twitter, Twitter is where I go when I am bored. I forgot what post I first saw, but I saw a #ThingsThatDidntBreakMe trending. With a little bit of clicking here and there, I found the first post about it. Yay!

I thought to myself, this could be fun. I like to join in on these trending hashtags sometimes, you meet interesting people and sometimes it’s fun. But after the last hour of being on this hashtag, I realized something. My life isn’t as bad as I thought. Like, I know everyone can have their version of a bad life, bad season. No one is perfect, we all have our mistakes, our loses, our bad choices, our broken hearts. It’s in those dark moments, that you see the stars. I know that quote goes something like that, play along.

[Tweet “Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver and heartbreak make you wiser, so thank the past for a better future.”]

I did my best to go through the #ThingsThatDidntBreakMe and heart as many as possible and leave comments on some. It’s something about broken people, they’re easier to relate to. It’s like broken people  like to see other people broken, so we put aside our troubles and struggles and try to help the other person. You don’t know the power in showing a complete stranger love. You don’t know what they’re going through. You could of just possibly saved their life.

10 Things That Didn't Break Me | #LateNightThoughts

That’s why I do these life lessons blog posts, I hope someone is able to walk away with knowing that they’re not alone. No one wants to be alone, no one wants another person to be alone. Broken sad people know what it feels like, so they don’t want others to feel like that. I’ve learned that a couple hundred people from all over the world connected over the last 4 hours this has been trending and it’s changing lives. It moved me to write this post.

10 Things That Didn’t Break Me

  • my divorce
  • the lack of self worth & self love when I was a teen
  • fake friends who i trusted
  • depression
  • losing my job
  • becoming homeless
  • my life over the last 6 years
  • emotional and mental abuse
  • being a single mom at 18
  • being away from my kids the last year

Always remember…

You were given this life, because you’re STRONG ENOUGH to live it. I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, “because of you, I didn’t give up.” Never give up, stay focus, stay positive, stay strong.

[Tweet “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”]


Hey! I'm Natalie and I live in North Carolina. I'm a single mama of four awesome kiddos. These are my thoughts on life, motherhood, fitness and everything in between.


  • Jessica Iskey

    I’m truly amazed by you. Yes, when we think that we have such an awful life, we remind ourselves that there’s someone else out there that is worse off. Its not that we find comfort in that. It’s that we need to not pity ourselves.
    Thank you for sharing your #10ThingsThatDidn’tBreakMe!!!

  • Sherry Compton

    Good for you. Stay strong and be proud of yourself. We’ve all been tested and bent but we don’t have to break.

  • Jerry Marquardt

    I love your article and list of 10 things that didn’t make you break. This can be very useful to keeping strong in rough times.

  • Sherry Compton

    Don’t give up. Stand tall and proud. Each piece that you have put back together of yourself is a badge of honor. Be proud.

  • Hannah C

    This is a beautiful and inspiring read. You are a strong person for always getting back up when you would fall. I like to believe I am strong as well. I agree that you should never give up.

  • Birdiebee

    I love your post as it is inspiring and pretty much sums up my life 30 years ago and yet it didn’t break me either but I thought it may. Since then, I’ve had cancer, a brain tumor, death of a child and a husband and so much more. I am still here today. Congratulations to getting to where you are today.

  • Francine Anchondo

    Great heartfelt post and Yes everyone has had struggles but it is how we come back from them that makes everyone stronger and to know that no one is alone .

  • Jerry Marquardt

    I like this article because it is direct and you are honest and to the point letting us know how to hang in there.

  • Buddy Garrett

    You are so strong and inspiring. I have dealt with several things on your list. I also am dealing with cancer but it is amazing having got cancer has slowed me down and made me realize what is most important. It has helped me deal with my issues.

  • Eugenia Hall

    Adversity breeds strength, although when I face similar things I tend to mutter the line from a song I like (by a Finish melodic death metal band, but I digress) – which is “What doesn’t kill me only makes me pissed off!”

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