Posted in Challenges, Life

When trouble strikes

When trouble strikes it often requires us to be strong, to stand our ground and not budge, letting the current swirl around us, threatening to wash away, but yet hold on and remain steady.

My first real challenge for 2020 has arrived, and it is one that is forcing me to act, perhaps faster than I anticipated.

Two days later, I am still struggling to wrap my head around it, weighing possibilities and potential outcomes. Wanting to make the right decision, considering consequences and so much more. That in itself can become as stressful as we allow it to be. Listening and answering the voices in our heads that want to be prepared for every possible outcome, while the hardest part is making a decision, and is all that it takes. Once you’ve done that, it’s mostly downhill and a big part of the battle might be behind you already. But reaching that point, feeling good about your choice and committing, is the first challenge you will face.

Fact is…life is complicated. Mom used to say that it wasn’t in the cards to do too well, because something surely would come along to knock you down. I don’t really want to believe in that, but I’m not surprised to remember her words now. I know all will be ok and I can even see the silver lining. I know this is a result of things that have been long waiting to be addressed. Things that need to change so I can live my best life possible. Sometimes it requires a lot of dirty work, things we don’t like to do, so we can arrive at that point. This is such a time for me, with the difference that I now have the wisdom and knowledge to see it for what it is.

I found a little message for February 12th today and perhaps it can lend some inspiration to others like it did to me. It comes from a support group at, and here it goes.

Your low points don’t define you. The pressure and discomfort you’re feeling is bringing out the qualities within that need to grow. You’re becoming more productive, efficient and focused. Remember: you wouldn’t be going through this if you weren’t meant to grow from it.

May this message be as timely for you, as it was for me. 🙏🏼❤️🦋