Life is hard.
Granted, it's harder for some than others; and it's all relative depending on what cross you've been given to bear... but it's hard. It might be that you have a life-threatening disease, that you lost someone you love, that you have a secret you can't reveal or even just that you have no money; but life isn't easy.
It throws you curve balls too.
When you think you're getting on top of things, or that you're making sense of a situation, it'll slam something down on you like a ton of bricks and get you to deal with that also. You think you're sorted? You think you have things under control? You think you know what you're doing or where you're going? You think you have plans? I don't think so.
Some people have several crosses to bear and manage to do so in such a positive manner, helping others along the way as they go. How some of these people manage to get out of bed, let alone smiling, is beyond me; but they are an inspiration to me and how to live my life.
Do what makes you happy and live your life to the full, as you only get one shot. Your headstone is going to say born one year and died another with a dash in between. You get to decide what the dash means.
So, for those of you who don't know, I'm going through some tough personal times at the moment and had decided to take some time out from social media to get my head and thoughts together. Some of the hardest decisions of my life and toughest, heart-breaking times that I've experienced to date; but I am grateful for the strength and support I am getting from friends and family who continue to help me take one day at a time.
Back on it again now to take one day at a time and strive for the stars, the light and happiness. Bear with me while I get there! :) Baby steps!