(Warning: Sappy post that was written with the aid of my friend Riesling. I'm just sayin'.)
There are so many cutesy Pinterest-y quotes out there about going through hard times, life throwing you a curve ball or giving you lemons, things just not going as planned. There are so many of these because ... duh ... that's real life. It's messy and doesn't always (like, pretty much never) work out the way you planned or envisioned.
My favorite of all these quotes is this one:
Real talk, am I right?
I'm not at "the end" of my hard time, this changing point in my life. But you know what? It's okay. I'm at that point: things are okay. Maybe even better than okay. And, most importantly, I'm happy.
One year ago, I probably had a different vision of where I would be in life right now. I'm not there yet. For starters, I drug my feet on going back to school the fall semester and missed the cut-off. Maybe next semester I can major in procrastination. I'd totally ace those classes ... That's just one example of not being exactly where I thought I would be. But -- every day I'm taking steps to get there. Maybe they are baby steps but they're in the right direction. And even if I'm not where I thought I'd be a year ago, I am inifinitely more proud of myself than I ever imagined I could be.
My children are happy.
What more could I ask for? (I mean, besides a million dollars, firm thighs, and an SEC win for the Razorbacks?)