Good morning! I was on my way to work yesterday when I started thinking about how I felt like all my life, I felt like I was playing catch up. I didn’t date until college, I didn’t graduate from college until I was 27 and I am not where I want to be in my personal or professional life. I have been blessed with many opportunities but I don’t always take advantage of them and I asked myself “Why does it seem that I haven’t fully gotten the grasp of this “life” thing?” The answer that I received surprised me. I don’t think that anyone has fully gotten the grasp of life because for as many successes that I’ve witnessed from others, there have been just as many failures if not more.
I had a talk with a friend yesterday and she gave me something to think about. She asked me”If everyone posted every moment of their lives on social media, do you think that their lives would look as picture perfect as it seems?” The answer is a resounding “NO”. People post the positive things that are going on not always to seem to be doing better than they are but instead, they want to attract the positive energy that they receive when putting positive vibes in the atmosphere. That is what I try to do but I know that I still have to acknowledge and handle the negative obstacles that come in my way. If everything in life was perfect, there would be nothing to strive for. There cannot be passion and pleasure without pain. I truly do believe that they go hand in hand. I won’t lie and tell you that I want to go through the bad to get to the good but I know it is what has to be done.
Everyone has their own journey that they have to travel to get to where they need to be and maybe my missteps along the way may have felt like they were holding me back from my goals but I’m slowly realizing that everything happens the way it’s supposed to and even if I’m playing catch up, I’ll get to where I need to be soon enough!