We see you and we hear you. Life is equal parts blissfully beautiful and blindingly painful. It’s so difficult to balance, especially when it feels like the bad stuff outweighs the good.
We have no way of knowing which side, good or bad, will be heavier, but we can train ourselves to be strong and fearless in the face of challenges and changes. Remember we can’t choose our circumstances, but we can choose our mindset. Choose to keep your head up and push forward. You got this.
Maybe you are dancing freely to the steady beat of success, with your arms outstretched and your face turned to the sun, fearlessly inviting what’s to come.
But perhaps the skies you’re under appear a little darker now; you’re slowly treading water, barely keeping your head above the waves long enough to catch your shaky breath and release tension living deep within your tired muscles.
When we are daring enough to come face-to-face with our struggles and shortcomings; the moments we may feel broken, but are most beautifully human, these are the moments we learn the most about ourselves.
It is in the deep, unsettling fog of hardship when our tenacity, bravery, and general badassery are once again clearly revealed.
When we allow others to come in close and join us on our journey, we have power to teach one of life’s greatest lessons: we are in this together and never alone.