It’s that time of the year again. The time where everything comes crashing down one after the other. The time where everything changes so rapidly and you can’t keep up. It’s that time where you’re forced to make life-changing decisions and you have no clue what is the right thing to do or which way to go.
It’s that time where life feels like a challenging test you just can’t pass. A long race you can’t seem to win. A tough battle you just can’t fight. It’s that time where you feel the strains and pressure of adulthood, of being a responsible adult who has to make sensible decisions. It’s that time where everything you’ve been trying to hide from comes crawling back to haunt you.
And as a human being, you’re compelled to pretend like it’s not important, like things will work themselves out, as if magically, everything will disappear overnight and you can get back to your bubble, but all I know for sure is when these moments strike you like a blizzard, when the hard times don’t seem to end, when the battles are just piling up on your shoulders, that’s when you really need to get up and fight with all your power. That’s when you really need to toughen up and make all the hard decisions. That’s when you really have to be a force to reckon with.
Because these are the moments that make or break you. These are the moments that build up your character. These are the moments that shape you into a stronger and more resilient person. These are the storms you need to go through so you can adapt to the unpredictable tides of life.
You may not always have the right plan or the right answer. You may not end up taking the right road or making the right choice. You might slip up and fall short and bump your head against the wall but if you’re ready to face these ugly moments, if you’re really ready to come face to face with your demons, if you’re willing to fight for your life when everyone is expecting you to give up, then all these moments will serve as stepping stones to a better path. They will be your destiny towards something better; a better life, a better you, a better future.
Because pressure makes diamonds and for you to shine, you’ll have to understand the darkness first. For you to understand life, it will drive you crazy a few hundred times before you finally get it. You’ll find the truth you’ve been seeking or it will find you but for that to happen, you’ll need to put up one hell of a fight first; but know that those who fight for the truth, those who fight for a better life, those who fight for love, seldom lose.