I can’t tell you how many times I’ve just wanted to crawl back under the covers and bury my head instead of getting out and trying to make something good from this whole mess.
I mean, going from where we were to where we are now has been a major adjustment, a hardship, an insult, a learning experience and a major catapult for reevaluating life goals and priorities. Sometimes, if you aren’t careful, all you can see is the what-if’s and the down-sides to it all.
Shutting down and giving up is the easiest thing to do. So is blaming others and wallowing in the woe-is-me victim sorrow and self pity. The thing is, the easy way out usually doesn’t bring any further advancement or improvement. Heck, it can even bring a whole slew of new problems!
“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
As hard as it is in times of struggle, I’ve always eventually found that getting outside one’s comfort zone and really pressing on despite it all brings many new opportunities.
Hauling my butt out of the house and making it out to an event back in August, despite my lack of motivation, was a life changing event that was unrealized. There I spoke out for a woman that I had no idea would later be someone helping me out.
I’ve got writing opportunities in the wings, website work is flowing in and I am even taking a dance class at a community dance school, that is more like an audition, with hopes of meeting others and potentially furthering my choreography and dance career.
All these opportunities do fill me with some anxiety and yes, they are outside my current comfort zone of mommy & wife… But I think it would be crazy to close myself off to these future possibilities! In the end we have no control or say in what life has in store for us, if we want to savor the good in life we need to gobble up all the chances that come our way. ‘Cause you just never know which opportunity is THE one.
If you get yourself out there, meet new people, learn new things and build relationships with community members you are opening yourself up to the new possibilities that may await you.
Often times the one thing we truly need is the one thing we aren’t allowing ourselves to receive. Just some food for thought.