I've already mentioned that things are happening around me that make me wish that I had a crystal ball. I'm not going to spend my time dwelling on repeating these things because I'm choosing to move beyond and rise above them. But I will be the first to admit that I've been feeling a little stuck this week.
My pain level has been up and we think that instead of having fibromyalgia I might actually have MS. I've also tried to work with a new therapist (whom given a chance I think I'll like) but my trust issues arose. It didn't help that I then reached out for a peer listener only to be triggered by them telling me I'm "lazy" (which I know I'm not and that their judgment was unfounded since they don't know all that I do each day). One thing I do know about all of this is that I can't afford to let these things hold me back - and neither can you.
Instead of being stuck we must learn to rise above our circumstances by focusing on the good things that are happening in our lives. For me there's many (e.g., working on a degree I've always wanted to achieve, writing for companies I've only dreamed of writing for, an internship that's close to perfect). These things are goals that I've wanted for so long and I've finally achieved. I can't afford to sit around and let life's circumstances overtake me.
The Point in My Testimony
Here's the thing...
Pain happens but we can't allow ourselves to be defined by it.
People will trigger us but we can't allow them to change what we know is true.
Ultimately, we have a choice to make each day: Do we control our lives or do we allow others to control it for us? For me, I'm deciding to take back my life and continue moving forward on the path I'm on. I've worked too hard to get where I'm at to allow others to steal it from me. You have too so I hope you'll choose to take back your life today too.
Until next time, Stay strong,