I’ll be honest here when I say that life can suck sometimes. Maybe even for a long time. I’ve been through seasons in life where I spent months going through something hard, wishing it would just be over already. It’s always an uncomfortableness I hate being put in.
What if I told you, though, that you should cherish those times where life is anything but perfect? I know, you’re probably thinking I’m crazy right now. Who wants to think back into memories of a heartbreak and smile sweetly about it? That would kind of make you…. creepy, too, right?
Probably. But, maybe you don’t have to be happy about those memories to cherish them. Maybe you can be thankful they happened, while not necessarily being glad that they did.
Life has an interesting way of helping us grow up and teaching us tough lessons, and a lot of that comes through the bad. Actually, I’d be willing to bet that most of it does. In those moments, maybe we can take away a bit of knowledge from the experience.
It’s in those times when we’re at our lowest point, having no where else to turn, when we learn how much we can truly handle. And the answer to that, my friends, is a lot more than we think. We bend until we think we’ll snap but we never do. We somehow always teach ourselves to hold it together when it seems impossible.
Through all the tears and pain, we learn that it’s okay to let our souls be hurt, but that there will be an end. We discover that there’s an end to everything and that we have the patience for it.
We learn who we were, but also who we strive to be in the future. We learn what we’ll put up with, what we won’t and how we’ll deal with it maturely. We learn who and what truly matters in our lives.
You might not realize all of this came from those lows, but it did. After you’re on a high, you’re going to see how much you’ve changed. Appreciate it. We can continuously be molded into a better person every time we’re under pressure, but only if we allow ourselves to be.
Our growth will truly come in handy, though, when we’re stuck in another low. Suddenly, you’ll realize you have something to use as a tool to get you through it, because you’ve been through the pain before.
So, each and every time you find yourself heartbroken or completely destroyed, try to find the good in it. See where you can build yourself up from it and what you can take with you for the rest of your life.
Trust me, it will be your best weapon for the future.
My name is Amanda Rossol. I'm 21 years old and majoring in Spanish and Secondary Education, with a minor in English. I'm currently heading into my internship year, where I'm placed in a high-school, Spanish classroom. Something interesting about me is that I LOVE country music!