So I titled this thread "Keep Moving" because I know in my time of need, that's what the EMC community helped me do. This thread was written for those who bottle up their feelings, who feel like giving up, who go through more than anyone should ever have to.I'll start off with my story, which motivated me to write this. My life has been a series of people coming in, making me get attached, and leaving. When I was really young I had a best friend, we did everything together, we weren't like brothers we were brothers and it seemed like we could never be separated. We were like that for many years, up until fourth grade when he just ended up leaving me for another group of friends without any explanation. The next similar event happened a few years later when I had finally met someone I felt I connected with like none of my other friends, again we were like this for a while when we started to play a game and he ended up hacking me after I'd spent $100-150 on the account, turns out he was just using me. Again I felt crushed and pretty much gave up on trying to make or keep friends. Around this time I am just turning 13 and I've gotten my very first girlfriend. We dated for about 6 months, and then one day one of her friends told me that my girlfriend was cheating on me, at first I didn't believe it so I asked her and she actually had the nerve to say it to my face. Again, I was devastated and pretty much gave up on being social, the entire time over the years bottling up all of my feelings and never talking to anyone about what I was feeling. A few months later, I met Shelby. Someone I never thought I'd be spending almost 4 years of life with. We didn't automatically fall in love though, that was later down the road. She was so caring, she helped pick me up when I was down and no one else really cared. Over the years, I have fallen more and more in love with her and I know now, four years later, that she is the woman that I want to spend the rest of my life with. A while ago, she informed me that she was pregnant, and I was so excited and afraid at the same time. We began spending more and more time together, hours just talking about what it would be like and what name we should pick. But, this all came to a halt when we found at that she had miscarried. We were both so devastated, it felt like my heart had been smashed into a million piece, and a feeling at that moment that I had been shot in the stomach and the bleeding would just never stop. This event threw me back into a huge state of depression for a while.That's my story, I left a few things out because they're a bit too vulgar for the EMC forums. But here's the thing, I felt like giving up every time something happened or someone left me, and I did sometimes. I failed to realize until years later that all of this just made me stronger as a person and they were just obstacles that I had to get over and I did. That's all life is, mistakes, obstacles, challenges, and decisions. If you decide that you want to get stronger and defeat these obstacles, there will be people there to help you do it, like me, and the rest of the EMC community. Don't bottle up your feelings, even after doing it my entire life and knowing it's not a good thing to do, I still do it to this day. The reason I say this is because people could be helping you, that really want to, but you're just pushing things under the rug and pretending everything is okay. Then eventually, you WILL explode and everything you've bottled up will come flying out in all directions. If you are feeling down, I urge you to try to talk to someone. Never give up. Never give up on someone you love, never give up on family, and NEVER give up on yourself. If you choose to never give up, and yes it is a choice you have to make, then you will get over any obstacle that life is going to throw at you, one way or another. If you feel like giving up, remind yourself of what you want for your future, or of all the people who love you and want to see you succeed.Keep Moving. Never Give Up. Don't Bottle Up Your Feelings. Talk to someone if you're feeling down.