7 years of college paid of…
…but not yet.
4 tries and 2 years later of hard work, disciplined study, and a willingness to give it one more shot before throwing in the towel for good, this happens.
Maybe that’s why my life unfolded the way it did, because it knew that if I had everything I wanted this month, it would have been too good to be true.
Oh wells, better get sketching so I don’t fail sketchbook review for another two years as well.
And as difficult as it was to accept it, I’m slowly starting to take it in.
This is a loss that most people won’t understand until it happens to them. Like it was 2-5 years ago, I will never be who I was before those things had happened, and I will never un-lose the people that I had lost. Things can never be normal again after what had just happened.
But I will move forward. I will find joy again. I will learn to love life and laugh. The idea is not to bring things back to the way they were, but to pretty much just build a new normal. The old normal is gone for good. Times have changed, people have changed, we have changed. All we can do is just go with it. At least, that’s what I did when I went through this cycle years ago.
I still believe that God put us all here for a reason. He brings in and takes away people for a reason. Those people are forever a part of my life, whether they realize it or not.