"Don't give up what you truly want for the thing(s) that you want right now." -Author Unknown
This gem of a quote has helped me get through a lot of trials. I can't tell you how many times I said this to myself while going through the hardest times of my life. I even ended up painting this quote on a wall where I was living. I know when you are in the midst of a trial you feel so worn, beat up and just want to give the heck up, but when the trial is through you have gained priceless experience and growth that you could and will not get any other way..I'm sure a kabilliontrillion people have told you this same thing (hmmm maybe because it's true :) but I promise it will be worth it someday to have gone through these heartaches. And someday when you are living the life you truly want to live you will be thankful for that or this one thing that was so hard in your life to overcome because it helped you get where you are. Life is hard. Everything you do that is meaningful in your life will just plain be hard-there is no escaping that. If you want to give up on life, or on school, or on your marriage, or give up on your goals, or just stop having to go through all this hard 'stuff' (for lack of a better word) just think about all the incredible experiences you will miss out on if you do give up. If you give up you will just plain be missing out on something incredible.
"Just keep swimming."
P.S. Baby Ro says hi!