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I still don’t know what I’m doing this summer, and with each passing day I become more and more in the minority. But as the weather starts to change, I’m starting to get excited for the things that I do know will happen, like trips to Cedar Point.
Through this, I began to think “why do we get so upset at ourselves when we struggle?” Why don’t we take the time to enjoy the struggle, much like my ‘little dudes’ do? Thus, I’ve begun to let my boys inspire me and I hope they do you too.
Here is a cheesy reminder for whatever you might be struggling with: stick with it, do not give up, and success will come. It is always an accomplished feeling releasing the fish back into the ocean because you have the privilege of having a little bit better of an understanding of the perplexing and beautiful life beneath the surface
I’ve learned to have a greater appreciation of ‘moments’, of instances that are pleasantly unplanned, unexpected, and magical. ‘Moments’ are rare and pure occurrences of unaltered life; ‘moments’ are not staged. A ‘moment’ is often a happy accident, much like this view from an early morning hike, and is a reminder to appreciate what is right in front of you and to be present in the present.
When life gets too chaotic and I feel overwhelmed by school work, managing my social life, figuring out my future, and keeping my mental and physical health under control, I simply take a step back and treat myself with something simple and easy. Today was a hot cocoa day.