“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” – John Dewey
Have you ever had those times where you look around and say, can I really handle this? I have asked myself that question maybe a million times this week. There have been so many different emotions that sometimes I would not know how to feel, and if someone were to ask I would just shrug. I don’t know about you but I have always been one of those people that felt and had the mind frame of, “I could care less about what someone thinks about me,” or “You have to live for yourself, and not worry about what others think.” Well… this week I actually found myself caring about what others might say or think about my choices and what my family decides to do. Talk about super weird having those closest to me, preaching what I preach to me. Knowing what they are saying is completely true, I still had to deal with those feelings head on. I had to have a mindset change, and remind myself of what all I have done in my personal life, and what all that meant to me. I came to the conclusion that first, God is not gonna put something on you that you cannot handle, and second, where is your faith?
I started this year off, planning and prepping about what I was gonna do, and what my husband and I were gonna accomplish together. Little did I know things would change so soon, and for the better. When those times come that your plan is changed whether it be for the better or for the worst, what are you gonna do? Are you gonna sink, or swim?
Or are you gonna think because I took swim lessons nothings gonna happen to me, only to encounter a shark and be presented with a situation where if you don’t think clear enough, you could lose yourself, and everything you have worked for. No matter what comes your way, look it deep into the eyes and tell it, “You’ve met your match, I can’t be shaken.”