Life’s Hardships

There are these moments of hardship in everyone’s life, typically revolving around some sort of loss. It could be the loss of a pet, friend, loved one, a career, finances, and more. During these hardships there is no guide on how to operate while dealing with life. Yes, certain conversations can help prepare you for what to do next, but no conversation can help you prepare for that exact moment of impact.

You can read about other people’s experiences in dealing with hardships and tell yourself that you would respond a certain way. It isn’t until you are placed into that situation will you know what you would do. There is no right or wrong way with cooping hardships because it is a process. Seeking professional help where they can guide you through the emotional process can help but what about everything else? There are questions you have no answers to nor does anyone around you have the right answers. Many times we have to Pick ourselves up by the boot straps, sort of robotic like in handling the hardship before we can process what just happened.

Writing is always a great tool to help you put those thoughts which keep running in your mind onto something concrete. This will allow you to feel temporary relief and possibly help find a solution to your hardships. If you seek some religious outlet for relief or someone’s ear to help talk things through by all means get it out. In recent days, my father has been hospitalized due to a stroke and is currently in a coma. In a million years, I’d never thought that I’d have to see dreadful things happen to my father, was I wrong. I’m over two thousand miles away from him with two jobs and school all of which require my time and energy just as much as he deserves my time. I’m making a plan so when I do visit him, I’ll have goals and things to get done while he gets better.

The most precious thing in life isn’t money, fancy cars, careers, it’s time. Time is something that cannot be replaced nor replicated. The time is now and then it’s gone faster than a blink of an eye not to be spotted again. How we choose to spend our time is completely up to us. Yes, we can work 40 plus hours a week, buy expensive things, become CEO of a company, but we can’t work enough to make more time. We are the lucky ones.

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