A great quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A quote that has given me a lot of encouragement over the last few weeks. Defeat, loss and disappointment are inevitable in life. What do we do to get back on our feet?
It’s perfectly acceptable to mull around for a few days. Ok, I may have taken almost a whole week and sat by the pool and drank a few glasses (bottles) of wine and pondered over recent ramifications in my life. It was a necessity to move forward.
Some recent struggles have been thrown my way and it put me through quite the whirlwind. I wasn’t sure if and when I would get back up on my feet. I am unfortunately not the most patient at times, and was getting quite antsy sitting around my apartment watching yet another three hours of the Today show. I wonder how they manage to come up with three hours of non-news-worthy content every single day? That’s beside the point. After I had enough of Hoda and Kathie Lee, I turned off the TV and really asked myself, “what do I want to do with my life?” The door was open to countless opportunities, I just needed to find out where I could fit in.
One of the most important things I have learned through this personal ordeal, is that you come out stronger in the end. You can get stuck doing the same old thing for years and not realize you need a change until you are physically kicked to the curb. Sometimes we all need that.
Now that the dust has settled and I am finally seeing some light in my direction, I am very hopeful about the future. I may have had a confusing, heart-wrenching, sick-to-my-stomach defeat, but I feel as if I have come out stronger and ready to conquer the world.
Well, maybe not the world, yet. I still have a lot to learn.
“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.”- Henry Ford