Life is complicated, confusing, amazing, wonderful and overwhelming all at the same time. It can feel like a massive rollercoaster with ups, downs, loops, turns, plateaus, and you have no control over the ride.
At times you will just feel like there is nothing that is going right and it is taking all your strength to deal with everything. And other times you will be surprised by how well things are falling into place in a good way and everything you worried about is sorting itself out. Thus, what I have started to learn is that no matter what we want or plan to happen, life will always do its own thing anyway.
When I was younger I had my life planned out, I had ideas and an image of where I would be in my life now and in my mid-twenties. However just because that’s what I planned does not mean it happened, in fact where I am now is the exact opposite of where I thought I would be. When I stop and think about it I could of course get upset, and sometimes I do, but then I also try to remember that everything happens for a reason, and just like the second quote above says, I believe that someday everything will make sense. I may not understand it now or why certain things are the way they are, but I have faith that there’s a reason for all of it.
This is not an easy mentality to achieve and I struggle on a weekly basis, constantly asking myself the big question: “Why?” However from my personal experience and from learning from the experience of my friends and family, things really do happen for a reason and life always sorts itself out eventually. One just has to have patience, which is a virtue I am working hard on. That’s why I love the first quote; that we will be fine, we just have to wait and see. I actually find this simple statement quite moving and powerful. Its giving up the worries and trusting that life has something amazing in store for you and me, sometimes better than we ever could have imagined. Maybe things don’t go as we planned exactly or not all at once, in order that we learn to appreciate and value the good things more.
Who knows what the future has in store, yet I am excited to see and looking forward to the moment when everything I have been through makes sense.