Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Discouraged

It's a powerful, little emotion, isn't it? It's so hard not to let yourself get discouraged when things don't go the way you hoped, especially things you've put your heart and soul into. When it has to do with things you believe in, are passionate about and that you love. We teach our kids and our parents taught us that if you fight for something hard enough, or you believe in something enough--if you work for it and put your heart into it, you can do anything. And maybe we can. I'm really not a pessimist. I've always been an optimist and I do believe that we are capable of great things, and I have that fight in me to never give up, but that doesn't mean I never feel discouraged.

I do.

A lot.

About a lot of things.

I think the key is to learn how to deal with it, and that's something I'm still working on. Most of us are still working on little odds and ends, if we're honest. It's why I'm such a fan of flawed characters. We're all works in progress and not letting myself get too weighed down when I feel discouraged is one of my personal tweaks I'm working on :)

I don't want to be the girl who doesn't believe in hard work. I don't want to be the girl who doesn't believe that if you put good out there, good will come back to you. I don't want to be the girl who doesn't fight for what she believes in because she doesn't believe she has the power to make change. I don't want to be the girl who gives up because I tried and fought and worked and believed, yet at times, the finish line seems to be getting farther and farther away.

We have to pick ourselves up and keep going. We might even have to look for a different path to take. It might be a longer route but sometimes that's the way it goes.


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2 comments:

  1. Gosh, now you're making me cry all over again. So interesting how my heart is hurting at the same time as yours. But let me just say, YOU are an inspiration. You really are. I've admired you for so long and do even more so now. I don't know anyone else who creates the way you do. So much heart. And feeling. And you are a RARE talent. <3

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  2. I was just at a yoga class yesterday where the inspirational little talk was about learning to stand up after we fall down. Literally using our bodies to support ourselves emotionally. I think we'd all be surprised and impressed by how often the people we see get back up and start over after having something knock them down. It's hard, but it's better than not moving forward.

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