Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This Thing Called Pain.

Something happened this past week that really threw me for a loop. It totally took me off guard, and it’s made me reevaluate who I am and who I want to be and what I want to accomplish.

It’s been one of the hardest weeks of my life.

It’s been devastating. 

And yet I know I’ll be okay.

It’s so interesting how we think life is hard until something else happens that only makes things worse. I try SO HARD to look at the events in my life and think that they’re for a greater purpose… that these events will only steer me onto a better path—a path that I’m supposed to be on, but it’s hard to keep that perspective all the time.

I think sometimes we have to let ourselves mourn and experience emotion so we don’t just shove it away, only for it to bite us in the back later. It’s okay to grieve. To allow ourselves to feel pain so it can become a part of us—so we can change and grow and better ourselves.

But it’s so awful to experience sometimes.

I laugh when I look back on my recent blog posts, because I tend to only write when I’m experiencing a strong emotion. Either excitement or motivation or discouragement or pain. But that’s the great thing about surrounding ourselves with like-minded people. We are all creative types—purposefully subjecting ourselves to this path and everything that comes with it. Whether it’s rejection or acceptance, we all experience these crazy series of extreme emotions—because we put our hearts on the line with everything that we do.

And I know that these ups and downs will never cease—so I think the key is learning to accept it and compartmentalize it. What I’ve learned through this writing process is that even though I get beat down, I bounce back quicker each time—and that, to me, is one of the greatest things in life we can learn.

I’d love to hear from you. No matter where you are on this crazy roller coaster. Up or down, catch me up! It’s been too long!

Red. Head. Out.

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