Day 17 ....... April 12, 2016 Life

  Today’s post was going to be about how harmful stress could be but it’s not. Today’s post is something from the heart and it hits harder to home than my post about paying off a credit card that I had debt on for eight years. Today I will be talking a bit about the greatest obstacle in life…… Life itself.

  Sylvester Stallone said it best “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!“ When we think everything is working out in our favor Life appears out of nowhere and it hits harder than Mike Tyson. At this point in time I have tangled with Life many times before but it seems that it comes back stronger with each new fight. This time Life has brought me to a fork in the road. On one side I have a road in which the outcome is predetermined, continue living life as I am now but there’s a ninety five percent chance that it will come to an end soon. On the other side we have a path full of mystery, that is truly a sink or swim situation. This path might last for a couple of months or for the rest of my life.

  To think that at age twenty six I would have to make a decision that will definitely change my future. If I choose wrong then I would have to start over from the beginning. For those of you who have had to start over should know that is is hard. There is no pillar that will hold me up if my world begins crumbling, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have begun planning things out so if my world crumbles that I will not be stuck under the rubble. The only problem is that my projects are not able to support themselves let alone me. So what that essentially means is once Life strikes I will be going down for some time. I will get up before the 10 count no matter what it takes.

  You must be asking yourself as to why I am sharing this. I am sharing this for two reasons one is to show that I also bleed and the second is for you the reader. When I say that I bleed I am talking about me being no different from the average joe. By revealing my inner conflicts I give hope to those in similar situations. Some readers out there might read this and say wow if he can power through this then I can get pass my own dilemmas. I am down in the trenches everyday just like many others, but unlike many I WILL NOT let anything stop me. No matter what Life is planning for me, I will achieve my dreams. As long as there is a breath in my lung I can get up and try again.

  For everyone reading this I just want you to know that this was written 100% from the heart. This subject is something that came to me about an hour before writing this. You are not alone with any of the problems that you are facing. Go out there and show Life that it’s a bully and that it can not keep you down.

                                                                                                                          Keep Swinging,

                                                                                                                                          Josh R.