In life we all go through disappointments, failures, wrong timing and missed opportunities. There are many situations that can set us back and bring us into a funk. The key, I believe, is how we react or respond to these unfortunate events.

Sometimes I think about where I would be today if I didn’t go through some of my biggest disappointments or my biggest failures. If I wouldn’t have done so poorly in high school, would I have even gone to Western Carolina University? Would I know some of the most important people in my life?  If I didn’t go through a failed relationship, would I have accomplished my goal of losing over 50 pounds? Maybe so…but also…maybe not? Would I feel as strong as I do today? I don’t think so…

I may not be exactly where I want to be today but I keep thinking to myself , at least I’m not where I was. I haven’t accomplished everything I want to and I have had some set backs. We all go through it. Sometimes it feels as though I am taking two steps forward, and one step back but at least I’m moving forward….

They say patience is a virtue. All good things come to people who wait.  I know my goals and dreams are not going to happen overnight. I am determined not to give up on the things that I want the most in life and you shouldn’t either. I am going to give it my all to stay positive when things don’t go my way or when I have taken a step back.

 “Those people that you think have it all together…. They don’t have it all together… Nobody does. They have just learned the principle to not beat themselves up while they are in the process of changing. Our attitude should be I’m no better than anyone else, but I’m no worse than anybody else either.”

Keep on movin on!