"Life is a series of commas, not periods..."
When you reflect, you'll see that during the moments when you were hurting or you felt like you were on "pause", you were actually growing in some way. I want to encourage you to allow yourself to continue to grow in every situation or circumstance. There are no periods, no complete stops in your life, unless you allow them. I encourage you to realize that days do get better...brighter. Life is a continuation and series of moments, growth, feelings, adventures, and experiences. And with every breath, it continues. As McConaughey would also say, "Just keep livin'..."
Never give up. Continue forward. Praying for your victory!
Today and always, be blessed. :)