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It was a Speed Bump of Epic Proportions

Tuesday

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.– William James

So I took a couple of unscheduled days off this week. I got hit with some crappy news, that threw me for a loop, and I needed time to regroup and it was a speedbump of epic proportionscome to terms with it.  It was a speed bump of epic proportions. What’s interesting is the quotes for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday ALL work with this post, so I’m going to use them all!

Wednesday

You have three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got! – Unknown

If I had done what certain people had wanted, I would have tucked my proverbial tail between my legs, packed my bags and moved on.  That’s what other people wanted, but it’s not what I wanted.  I decided to fight for what I wanted, and fight hard.  It’s going to be an uphill battle, but I’m going to give it all I’ve got.

Thursday

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s hard when you have a clear plan for what you want, where you’re going and how you’re going to get there, and life throws in one of those speed bumps or road blocks. When that happens, sometimes the best thing you can do is stop, take stock of the situation and formulate a new plan. And that is exactly what I’ve been doing during my little hiatus. I hit a speed bump of epic proportions and I had to figure out a new plan.

Friday

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Now here’s the thing, I encountered this speed bump of epic proportions, and yes, it threw me for a loop.  I stumbled, I even fell, but what I didn’t do was give up.  I fought back.  I looked at the person who put this speed bump in place and I gave her the figurative finger.  In doing so, I made an enemy out of someone I really couldn’t afford to have mad at me.  But I made a choice and with every choice there are positives and negatives.  That’s one of the negatives.

Saturday

Wisdom is knowing what to do; virtue is doing it. ~ David Jordan

Did I make the right choice?  I don’t know.  I really don’t.  What I did do is make a decision, and I am going to do my best to meet the new challenges that I will face because of my decision.  I am going to have to prove myself over and over again, and I have people that will be waiting to pounce on the slightest mistake.  I’m okay with that thought.  Why?  Because I know that I will be putting forth my best effort, and when it comes right down to it, that’s all anybody can do. So I’m going to conquer that speed bump of epic proportions, and who knows, what’s on the other side may be even better.

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