When you’ve given it your all…
you’ve chased your rainbows, dug deep for courage, battled the demons [mental and physical] that accompany you on your journey, fought back tears of unfairness, weighted out each and every new option to be sure the path you choose is the right one.
When you’ve done all this- but it still isn’t enough.
What comes next? When is it okay to throw in the proverbial towel? When is it okay to know that your life will not look like what you planned all along? When your 7-year-old visions were sketched out before you in a Mead notebook and thoughts of “adult-ness” looked more glamorous than the mortgage payments you’re tied to these days.
Life is sweet for certain- but all together unpredictable. This year [more than ever] I’ve learned that- regardless of my desire to- I can’t control most aspects of my little world. That sometimes, I have to sit back and enjoy the ride, learn that each experience [no matter how trying] is worth the lesson, and that it’s never “the end” unless you allow it to be.
Life; topsy-tervy, unexpected, emotional, sometimes unraveling…
and yet sheerly brilliant all the same.