So Many Obstacles, But I'm Still Good

If today was a test to see how much I can take, then I believe I've past. So far. 

When life throws curveballs, as the saying goes, you have to go with it. I know it's easier said than done, and I'm not talking about major, life-altering changes (though, those test one's character in their own way). 

I'm talking about the little things that happen that keep us from doing what we want/need to do. It seems like they are put there to impede us, as though an unseen force is trying to stop us from doing our thing. 

The problem is, when these things happen, and thinking like that (the evil entity out to get you, or a curse is upon you thing) only makes things worse. 

I think about that scene in The Neverending Story (epic fantasy story--and maybe a dash of horror thrown in--about a boy who starts reading a forbidden book that sucks him, literally, into the story). But the part I'm referring to is with Atreyu's horse, Artax. They come upon some quicksand and the horse starts sinking. The only thing is, this pit knows when you're desperate and sad, and feeds off of it. The more you fight or become hopeless, the more you sink into the abyss. 

I feel like that horse sometimes. But if you stop and don't let the anxiety take control, you stop sinking further. And then you can assess the situation and begin the ascent back to normalcy--whatever that may be to you. 

So don't get sucked in. Stop, look around, and realize that there's a greater meaning to things. Use everything as a lesson. 

Now it's time to edit and then the day job. 

Fun times. 

WCM

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