I read a post on Katrina's blog today that is really good. Go check it out. This sentence resonates completely with me:
I am too independent for my own good. I try to shoulder every responsibility myself, I shy away from asking for help, and I even apologize for asking people to pray for me.
I am trying very hard to not hold myself back from my community quite so much, but it is very hard. Without diving deeper than I want the whole internets to know, things are tough for me right now. I'm trying to let my friends help support me, but I too have a very hard time asking for help. I'm trying to do better. Katrina's post just helped remind me that I need to use the support system that I am a part of -- just as I try to provide support for others.