Great Expectations (and When They Fail)
Often times, people have a plan for their life. They make a schedule, figure out the steps they need to take to get from Point A to Point B, and pretty much revolve things around that plan.
Having a life plan is great for many reasons. It can make you feel settled and like you have a path of direction and give you something to focus on when things get hard.
But of course, as I'm sure everyone knows, life really enjoys throwing us a curveball.
Call it divine intervention, God closing a door to open a window, or just universal randomness- whatever title you give it, it's still a struggle when it happens.
Most people don't enjoy their carefully crafted plans getting uprooted for something out of their control. I know I don't. There's always a scary & uncertain in-between from the part where you had it all together to the part where you eventually have another plan.
I am one of those people who believes that everything happens for a reason. Even the difficult to understand things usually have a purpose behind them, and will eventually work itself out.
But the waiting and the time before it works out is rough. And that's perfectly okay.
It's okay for you to think life is hard at times, because it definitely is. It's okay if some days you go to sleep happy and other days you go to sleep crying. Life is a wild, bananas roller-coaster full of so many ups and just as many downs.
But it does get better.
So when your plan gets shattered like a broken wine glass, take a deep breath.
Let yourself feel your feelings.
And know that it will all be okay.