Same Song, Second Verse

January 20, 2012

2011 was, I think, the year that tried to break me. In all my admittedly short life, I have never worked so hard or cried so much. From the moment the clock struck midnight on January 1st until December 31st at 11:59pm, I endured more than I ever had before.

None of this I say to garner sympathy, but to explain. Between work & school, I was under a mound of responsibility that threatened to never lessen. And it still hasn’t. But I learned something very important about myself. I may cry, I may scream, I may throw the tantrum to end all tantrums and I can safely say I’ve done all those things. But never once did I stop or call it quits. Knowing that I was strong enough has been an empowering epiphany. And for anyone going through hard times, remember that you can do it, too. That no hardship is insurmountable. And that no matter how bad things get, others have it worse. It sounds like a “duh” moment, but I think we forget. So let this serve as a reminder.

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The Year of the Tiger is done for. Year of the Dragon? Bring it.

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