When facing the hardships in life the main thing to remember is it’s not going to last.
It’s like one of my favorite country songs says “Every storm runs out of rain.”
This too shall pass.
My journey is not over because my marriage ended, or my job sucks, or whatever it is that I might feel like is a road block.
It has taken some time for me to realize that just because I’ve had a few bumps in the road, my story isn’t over. I have had some very dark moments in my journey, that’s for sure. (If you keep following my blog I’m certain the stories will eventually find their way onto these pages.) But the cool thing about bumps in the road are that they inevitably help to make us stronger, they make us who we are, and perhaps most importantly, they often teach us lessons.
I’m not going to lie, I have literally laid down and thought I couldn’t even get out of bed (too many of these moments to count)… but you know what?
I’ve gotten up every time I’ve been knocked down.
Not just for myself, but for my kids, because I didn’t have a choice to sulk in my sadness. The choice for me has always been to never give up. Doing so for my girls eventually turned into doing so for me. As I have learned the hard way, it’s just as important for me to be healthy and take care of myself so that I can do the same for them. This is not an easy thing. But if you, as I still am, keep on trucking, you will see the light at the end of the tunnel. You will find strength you never knew you had.
Now I’m running a semi successful household, mostly on my own (I do need help as any single mother will tell you). I’m supporting myself and my girls… a year and a half ago I couldn’t believe this was possible.
But we are surviving.
Taking everything one baby step at a time.
I just started a new adventure: cosmetology school.
Things can and will turn around regardless of whatever bad situation you may face.
Just know that the journey ain’t over… a new journey may just be starting.