The hardest times in life; the times that feel like everything is a constant uphill battle, when light is nowhere to be seen, and when it feels impossible to feel sure of your decisions; are also the times in life that are the most meaningful to your development and growth as a person. Without hardship and struggle, happiness would never feel so welcome and self-growth would never be attainable. So as much as these phases can seem never-ending and always daunting, they also provide some of the most important lessons and growth opportunities in life.
As I reflect upon the challenges that I have faced in the past, as seemingly minute as they may appear to others, I can not help but to be filled with faith that all these moving pieces will fall into the correct places and that the paths to come will lead me to (continue to) grow into the person that I want to be.
These reflections also make me feel incredibly lucky to have so much love in my life. The fact that I am blessed with an extended family whom I know deep down that I could always call if need be, always makes me feel supported no matter what the challenge. The friends that have helped me face adult life and have given me strength & laughter, any and every time I have needed it. And the handful of lifelong friends that I have built true bonds with, always supply me with the sense that life always goes on.
No matter what the day, challenge, pain, or trouble- it always passes and you need to make the most of it. Finally I am reminded daily of what strength, support, love, and goal-setting really means because of a husband who constantly is by my side pushing me to dream, smile, and be better at everything that I aspire to.
I guess that it’s just intriguing to me that as confused and wanderlust as you can feel in life, sometimes being lost in the confusion of it all, makes you remember just how great you really have it. Just how beautiful life really is. And how lucky and lovely your world is. How important it is to fill your life with supportive, motivating, and inspiring people. Maybe that moment of reflection is the first sign that the phase of difficulties is ending...
Believer that everyone is special.