As I tell everyone, writing is my therapy and with writing I can get multiple benefits; I am sharing my own thoughts & experiences that others may be able to benefit from or relate to, and I am able to collect my thoughts to move forward. You see, no matter how big the struggle is, we all have a struggle. Each day is a new day that brings on promises of something bigger and better! That is the joy of living to see another day; you get a chance to stand up tall and move forward.
While I remain optimistic more often than not, the struggle of being a single adult household with three children is real. Raising three kids, or any number of kids, on your own while adding a full time job, part time online work, sports and other activities into the picture – there are days and sometimes weeks where I just am not feeling it. It’s hard. I struggle.
We all struggle, in our own ways. Some struggle to have food to eat, a blanket to stay warm under and a roof to have over their head when the rain comes falling down. I must remember that while my struggle feels very difficult in the moment, there are far larger struggles people deal with. I know that everything always works out for me, but right now, in this moment? That moment of “the struggle”, I have a hard time seeing it until I allow myself that down feeling so that I can grab a hold of it and push forward to be successful!
When I am struggling I don’t really open up to anyone – there are multiple reasons for this; I only open up to people that I think will listen and understand I just need to vent so I can move forward and those who I know will uplift me. I turn to writing to vent sometimes when I just can’t find the words to speak. I also have a high level of pride and I know that others have life harder than me; my temporary struggle may be long-term for others.
So today, I remind myself and others – the struggle is real for everyone. Keep your head up, sleep a little more if you need, do whatever it is for a day or two … then kick yourself in the butt and move forward!