I have been thinking about a lot of things recently, as hopefully the culmination of a lot of different 'projects' comes to an end. This summer has been an interesting one, not one that most people would have or could have predicted.
I have put myself in a position that most people would not advise. Most people that know the whole story feel I have been taken advantage of. However, despite the adversity, the opinions, the changes in plans; I have never once questioned who I am as an individual or how I got into this situation. I put myself where I am and I will get myself out, and be better off for it.
My wrists say "I am" and "I can" and that is now more true than ever. I have found strength in myself that I never knew I had and I didn't have to struggle to find it. I know that no matter what happens I can figure it out, I can make it through. So despite any surprises that came our way this summer, I remained calm, I've figured it out and I've done what I've had to do. And I'll continue to do that.
I have been in some low places throughout my life and I have always come out a better person. Sometimes it's easy to get down on yourself, blame other people, be depressed, but for the first time in my life when things didn't go my way, I knew I'd be ok. Could things have been less difficult, of course. But I choose the path less traveled constantly. I am stronger than most. I am proud of myself and the person I have become!
I recently found this quote and it's my new favorite, I feel it defines me in a way:
She is clothed in Strength and Dignity, and she Laughs without Fear of the Future. -Proverbs 11:25