So, the last couple of weeks have equaled: broken laptop, iPad that isn’t keeping a charge, 550 dollar car repair, end of my main source of income (soon), new gig delayed by 6-8 weeks. In summation…
But in my heart of hearts, I know that it will get better. I have been tested and tried and put through the wringer and taken advantage of and I have struggled. But I am still here. I still have a roof over my head, fingers to type with and something to say. I have people who love me and a will to keep going and I have a message for the enemy of life- I am not going away!
The more I get knocked down, the harder I fight back. I don’t feel like the warrior princess that my best guy aka ML says that I am. But I am close. I am going to make it through. I will persevere. I will truly able to exclaim VINI VIDI VICI and be able to prove it!
Am I sick of going through tough times? Yes. Do I want to have everything fall into place? Definitely. What am I going to do to get out of it? Everything!
STEPS TO GET THROUGH TOUGH TIMES (FOR ME AND MAYBE FOR YOU)
If you are going through a challenging phase like this, these words may seem obvious or you have seen or heard them listed somewhere before in some combination, but they work. I have lost 10 lbs through clean eating and structured workouts and 3 inches! I have started earning money on the side in a larger way than I have before through multiple channels. I am leaving a job that I hate (involuntarily, but still!) and have already moved on though it isn’t over yet. Even though I get aggravated and frustrated most days, I feel empowered by taking action instead of the lip service of saying that I will.
The road to reach where we want to go, for some of us is freaking hard and it sucks. But I am beleiving, proclaiming and exclaiming that it will all be worth it when all is said and done. We will be more experienced, wiser and mentally fit to handle anything thrown our way! Let’s do this now! There is no time like right this minute. It is scary to face adversity and sometimes the fear of failure keeps us from succeeding and puts us into a deeper hole. Trust me, I know! But if we don’t at least give it the old college try, then we have nothing to complain about. Right?
YOU CAN DO IT! (saying this to myself every step of the way) Share this with anyone you know who can use a boost or a kick in the butt to snap out of the funk and make it happen!
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words courtesy of Des’ree