Tonight I've been thinking about how life can change in the blink of an eye. I mean, a month ago I was in a really bad, stressful work situation and had been interviewing and applying for jobs for five months straight. Then, one day, I got a new job. And life has felt a million percent better! I was able to let go of the stress and the depression and the not knowing. And that is the most relieving feeling I've had in a long time.
I guess the key is how we handle those situations. I did have many days where I let the stress overwhelm me. I had days where I was definitely not the best version of myself. There were waves crashing all over me and I couldn't stop them. But I also kept praying and hoping for the best, and I got to bond with a coworker who was right there with me. It was an awesome thing to not have to go through that experience alone. Having someone who understands is an amazing gift in a trying time, am I right? As well as having people who can just let you BE and not try to get it when they don't. That's just as helpful.
All this to say, I've been reflecting on the past month and it's taught me a lot about what to do when things get rough and how to react. I don't believe that anyone will do the right thing 100% of the time. Struggling is hard, and no one is expected to smile through it all the way. Whether it's a job, a death, a tragedy, a small disappointment, a huge mistake, or an unexpected life change, there's a lesson to learn in every situation. I really believe that. And I just wanted to share. :)