My day so rocked! I mean I kicked it from beginning to end instead of it kicking me. Me, kicking it, has become the norm lately instead of the sad state of affairs I was in last summer with no money, no transportation and, well, post-divorce realities staring me down like a mugger in a back alley at night.
So all excited as I was, I spent 40 minutes writing this great post, at the end of which I realized no one was going to care about but me, so I drafted it instead of publishing it. I hate when that happens!
Now I’ve used up most of my writing time for the evening on a post I can’t even go back and see that no one commented on, and, well, I hate when that happens too!
I also have so much to say and write about because, seriously?, right now, life is so on for me that it is exciting and, well, almost as much fun as those days in my early 20’s when everything was colored with hope and possibility.
Three months ago, I would never have believed (though I would have still hoped) that I could actually ever experience that optimism I experienced as a 20-something adult. You know, the experience of waking up every day thinking it was an adventure, that the possibilities were endless and that you had your whole life ahead of you. Do you remember those days? The hope? The optimism? The confidence?
Those days have returned to my life and I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back in the game again.
And, look, if you’re out there thinking life’s passed you by or your winnings have been gambled and lost, think a-freaking-gen! Life turns on a dime. It might not look good now, but if you give up now it sure isn’t going to look any better than it does right now! Keep putting one stupid, boring , unproductive, worthless (or seemingly so) foot in front of the other and guess what? One day, that tunnel somehow seems a little brighter. Then, a bit later on, you actually can discern a light at the end of said tunnel. At that point, things get easier, you can see the light getting brighter and brighter and then suddenly everything for you begins to just go crazy in your favor.
The reality of life is this. We are all going to have our rainy days. Some of those days will accumulate into the longest freaking winter of our lives. We’ll want to die, give up, cave in, drink or self-medicate. We’ll feel like losers and that we screwed up and there is no hope.
there is always hope. There is always tomorrow. There is always another chance to try again or to continue doing what we know we have to do to get out of the pit we dug for ourselves…or maybe…that someone else dug for us.
Today is not the day to give up.
Today is the day to press on and keep going because there are better days ahead.
Hang in there. You’ll make it!
(If it doesn’t now, give it a while, it will soon!)