Do you remember when you were younger and you were growing and how it seemed that your entire body hurt? Maybe or maybe not. Let me ask another question: if your wisdom teeth grew in impacted (I know mine sure did but hey what hasn’t gone wrong with my mouth?), then maybe you remember how that felt? It hurt a lot as the teeth or other parts of your body were growing and stretching.
That’s how it is with life too. I’ve been doing a lot of growing lately. And it’s been an uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful, process. Some of the things I’ve talked about on here, and others are kept to myself. And that’s okay.
It’s not easy to grow. It requires stretching, strengthening, and reorganizing. It takes time, work, and patience. Growing is also not a linear process. It is random and sporadic. Sometimes you relapse, and sometimes you advance.
I know a lot of my posts lately have been more serious, and in a way I am sorry for that. I prefer to keep my posts lighthearted. But I also believe in being honest. I’m not going to pretend that my life is all great and rosy when it isn’t. No one is ever required or forced to read my posts. I am humbled by the amount of followers I have, but it isn’t my driving point. I have thoughts in my head that I want to get out. I love that you want to read them.
I’ve been growing and I am growing. Most of the time, I can focus on one area and strengthen that. But life doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes things happen. And that’s been the case here recently. Things happen and they keep happening. And you have to deal with those things before you can deal with other stuff.
Life never seems to be what I expect. There are always curveballs and other obstacles thrown in. So you deal with them as they come. They may leave bruises and scars, but they are only part of the process.
I hope that things settle down, but I know they won’t. Life comes and happens. You grow and learn. It might be painful at the time, but you’re often better off because of it.
Like I said earlier, growth is not linear. It’s random. You think you’re doing better, and then something else comes along that emotionally disrupts you. Trust me. I’ve been there. I’m still there. But I’m handling it and dealing with it. All these things that have happened I know are only making me better and stronger. Yes, it hurts to go through them. But I know they’re shaping me, strengthening me, and making me better. I can handle things I never thought I’d need to. I’m reminded who I am. I’m strong and I’m capable. And now that I’ve worked through most of the immediate stuff, I can start getting back to the other stuff I’m working on to improve myself.
Without the immediate stuff, I can get back to my other areas that need growth. Because of the stuff I have been working through, some of my physical health has suffered. I’m not sick, but I’m not eating as well as I should be. I need to get back into that. I’m still exercising, but exercise only does so much.
Other areas have been affected too. Again, growth is not linear. I’m working to get them back on track. And it takes some work and a lot of introspection. You have to take it one day at a time and one step at a time. That’s all you can do.
I’m working to reset my sleep schedule. Once I can do that, then I’ll have time to get back into my skincare routine. I’ll feel better when my skin clears up, and then I can get back into progress and things I was doing. It’s definitely still a painful process, but I can handle it.
If you’re going through something like this, it can take a lot of work and time. But you will come out better. It might be painful, but that’s just growing pains.