Life is so funny. The ups and downs. That rollercoaster ride of emotions. If anything the past few months have taught me a lot.. about myself, about others, about life.
I’ve learned that I am resilient. I am capable. I have proven to myself that I can do things on my own. I can move across country or across the world and I can make it work.
I’ve learned that patience is a great skill to have and to always work on.
I’ve learned that even when people are unkind to you, your ability to stay kind and understanding and not stoop to their level is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself.
I’ve learned that being soft in a cruel world, despite any wrong doings or hiccups, is a sign of courage and not weakness.
I have learned that no matter what happens to me, the light inside will always shine.
I have learned that it is in my best interest to follow those who bring the light, rather than those who are clouded in darkness.
I have learned that even when you are at your lowest, it is up to you to keep building yourself up and out of that hole.
I have learned that I have the most amazing people in my life and that I am lucky to be able to say this. The amount of love and care I have received from them all is something I will forever be grateful for.
I have learned that I can take cold showers, or shower out of a bucket, or that lack of toilet paper and soap is something I can deal with (although I don’t necessarily like to).
I have learned that bugs and blood cubes don’t taste all that bad, but the idea of them still creeps me out.
I have learned that life is hard, but worth it.
And more than anything I have learned to be grateful. For everything. The good and the bad, because I wouldn’t be who I am without it. And everyday I wake up I learn to be grateful for that day, for what I have and for what I can give back.
Life will continue to bring me challenges but I know I’ll be able to overcome them. And on the days when I’m at my lowest, I’ve learned that I’m not alone.
I am nearing my 29th year of life, and I have to say, for the first time in a couple months I feel like it may be my best year yet.