You can’t control everything that happens in life. Sometimes, things work out as planned, and sometimes they don’t. Nobody expected the world to essentially shut down for two and a half months. Nobody expected a virus to cause them to lose work. When life throws curve balls like that, you just have to take it as it is.
Before COVID, I was a planner. I thought I could plan out every moment of my life and anticipate how everything would turn out. But life doesn’t work out that way.
The past few months have taught me how to take life as it is and value what’s most important. Before going back to work, I was able to reevaluate the things that I thought made me happy. Instead of spending time, money and energy on temporary solutions, I started healing my happiness meaningfully and purposefully.
I began filling my time with things I won’t regret. I’m relearning how to play piano. I’m spending more time connecting with friends and family. I’m living every moment with purpose and gratitude because now I realize that the next is never guaranteed.
Things don’t always go the way you plan, but if you just ride the wave and take it for what it is, you will grow as an individual.
Stay safe. Stay healthy.