The Struggle is Worth it

screen-shot-2017-01-12-at-10-03-07-pmTrust me when I tell you I struggle, I struggle hard sometimes- but then again who doesn’t?! I often hear people say they have their life figured out and they are on a one way path to success. I’ve even had people tell me this about my own life and how they wish they could have it “all together” like me, but in all honesty, I really don’t… It has been a work in process but I have came to accept the fact that that’s okay. I am going to have struggles in life and I am going to have to work through them. In college, especially, I know sooo many people are in the same boat as me, and that’s kinda comforting to know I’m not alone.

With my emotions getting the best of me last week I became aware that struggling is part of the journey and it’s what makes everything worth it. (Thanks for the words of wisdom, Dad :)) This has become my new motto and I have been saying it in my head like clock work. Reminding myself that the struggle is worth it makes me feel more relief and guidance. Knowing this I can let my little perfectionist-self take the back seat burner and make some mistakes along the way. Struggling through difficult situations only makes us tougher and stronger. These situations help build us up and become the best version of ourselves we possibly can. If we were all to give up on tricky situation or when times got rough then we all would be no where in this world. We need to struggle through the difficult things to find our own answers and meanings to life.

With every struggle there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. It could be finally getting a good grade in a class after working your tail feather off, or starting a new job after searching for months to find the right one. Struggling is part of the journey and really makes you appreciate what you have accomplished. Once you are done with the difficult situation you can look back and be proud of yourself for all your hard work and for everything you have accomplished. It takes time and a lot of effort to keep going, I know first had, but trust me, it’s worth it.

Along the way you learn so much about yourself and what you are capable of. If you don’t give up and keep pushing through I think you’d be surprise at just how far you could actually go. We physically aren’t capable of being perfect, so don’t try to be. I know that this is something I have really struggled with over the years becasue I can tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, but I’m getting better at it, I promise.:) We should make mistakes along the way while we are struggling through so we can learn even more. (Kinda scary right?!) I think the one thing that we should never stop doing in our lifetime is learning and learning through are struggles and mistakes.

So, persevere my friend and keep struggling on!

-K

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