If I sat down and wrote a story about my life over the past few years, you’d wonder how I’m still pushing through each day. I surprise myself. I never knew how much strength I had until my closest friends abandoned me, until every door closed in my face, until I had no choice but to get up each day and try again. We all go through our own struggles; we face our own storms. When you are left with nothing in life but your health, a clean slate and family, you’ll learn just why God created you the way He did.
All of my experiences in life have prepared me for this very moment. All of my mistakes have uncovered my strong desire to do better. All of the untrue people I surrounded myself with helped me to appreciate the loyal ones.
I’m constantly discovering a new part of me that I didn’t even think existed. When I look back on MY life thus far, I’m confident that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be and I won’t allow tough times or bad experiences to defeat me. All of life’s happenings push me to set new goals, take risks and to not settle.
I’m getting through my storm because I’m realizing that it’s not a storm… it’s a transformation.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. ~Maya Angelou