Sooooo I guess I should start off by saying sorry for not blogging as much these past few weeks, but there is a reason behind the madness. I'm moving out! Me and my sister girl are moving into our own little apartment! I am so excited to embark on this adventure with her, but I think we are both a little nervous about the growing up part! But as soon as we are settled in I will be back on track with the regular scheduled blogs every Sunday!
Although, I do have something special for this weeks blog! Joshua shared a part of his journal with me this week, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I knew as soon as I read it, that I wanted it on my blog! So this week I'm going to let Joshua take over!
Here's a little insight from my favourite boys brain:
Hello, all! Lauren asked me if I wanted to partake in her blog and of course, I said yes. First, I am honored to be a part of this; however, I have never blogged before but I wanted to provide a little insight in regards to my journal entry.
I journal when I get a chance or if I’m feeling down, etc. So the other night I was thumbing through some old entries and I read the last one then turned to a blank page. I had an epiphany. A revelation, even. As some of you know-others don’t- these past few months have been shit. Now, I don’t say this to ask for sympathy and I try not to be exaggerative when referencing these past few rough weeks. I only mention this because it is so easy to feel sorry for myself and wallow in self-pity. However, if I did that, then I would become stagnant and I would be letting the haters win. I told myself, “Don’t give them (the haters and naysayers) the satisfaction of letting them see you fail or break”. So, coming full circle, I saw this blank page and was punched in the face by reality. Throughout life, we don’t get to choose where we came from or how we are made. No, unfortunately these factors were chosen for us. Just like the shit we endure throughout life, some self-inflicted and some not, we cannot change these things. Now we are left with two choices when life gets tough: give up or keep going. The analogy of my life being like a blank page gave me an entirely new perspective on how to handle life. Our lives are just that, OUR LIVES! We decide how we mark up the blank page and we decide how we recover and keep going in life. I apologize for the soapbox rant, but this inspiration allowed me to bounce out of a funk and I hope it helps you. When you find yourself in tough or shitty situation just remember: YOUR story. YOUR life. YOUR canvas. In addition, if you’re lucky, you can be blessed with a co-author to support you throughout your life, such as I have Lauren!