You know, I've never really been able to say, "Man, I had it rough!" Oh, don't get me wrong. I have may fair share of bad days, but after hearing some of the tragedies going around, it's hard to find my complaints worthy of sharing.
Many people I know are unemployed and having to start their financial lives in the red. Tragedy has struck others. Some have health issues as well, mostly brought on by somewhat unaviodable stress.
What I've learned?
Sometimes, when we have to dig deep to support and love others, we're reminded just how charmed our own lives are. And that is something to be grateful for today.
I'm still not sure what the future holds. Should I take a year off the "secure" office job world to persue my dreams while it's just me with no responsibilities? Should I relax into the location I'm at in life? Should I plan a move and shake things up with a whole new start in a new venue? Hm... Lots of options are out there and I'm currently a bit indecisive.
But still, that undying hope and unshakeable feeling of overall wellness, peace, and contentment, owns more and more of me, and the doubt, self-pity, and depression slinks away into the ever decreasing shadows.
Whatever happens, I just know that everyone will be "okay". I'm not sure what "okay" means exactly, but I find some solace in knowing that things will work out for the best - however they pan out.