Sometimes people disappoint us. Sometimes we disappoint ourselves. Sometimes life is overwhelmingly unfair and we struggle to cope. We feel paralyzed, wishing we could just run away. The battle is bigger than we are and it exhausts us. Sometimes we find ourselves wallowing in the misery of the whole mess, waiting for things to change. We want to be rescued. Where’s the knight in shining armor when you need him the most?
I think this is normal. It’s life. Be it a relationship challenge, a job challenge, or a health challenge, life can be unfair, even mean. But the challenges we face don’t define us; how we choose to move forward defines us. So when life kicks you in the face, go ahead and wallow in misery for a while. And then get over it!
Don’t become a victim of circumstance. Don’t focus on what you can’t change. Decide on one thing you CAN do and move forward. Please don’t wait for someone to rescue you. Sure, lean on your support system to help bolster your resolve, but rescue yourself. Believe in the value of your life and find the courage to take a step forward. It’s time to get excited about the next chapter.
Don’t run away, your life is waiting for you.