It doesn’t feel like my birthday is coming up. Lately, I have had a lot on my plate. Whether its school, personal, familial, or professional, I feel like I have so many balls in the air. I don’t want to try any of them, but I feel like it may happen.
It all started in November when both my uncle and my sister were in the hospital. My sister for back surgery and my uncle for heart conditions. Both of them had been navigating through their unforeseen circumstances. Both of them were able to come home and celebrate the Holidays 2013 with family.
Then, in the beginning of 2014, my apartment flooded due to pipes being frozen. I was a little disappointed. My Xbox, computer and other electronics were damaged along with some clothes.
Things were looking up. I was moving back into my apartment after some of the work. My sister, with 16+ weeks being off of work, is good and almost back to her glam self! My uncle unfortunately couldn’t bounce back. He died on February 18. His funeral was the following Saturday. Normally, I would be planning my birthday celebration festivities; and now, I haven’t done anything at all. It just seems so trivial in comparison to life – or rather the loss of life.
I am not quite sure how I am going to navigate through this but I will definitely get to a point where things are smooth sailing. I have been feeling like this for a while unfortunately.
But I have to punch through. I am not going to lie, 2014 is off to a really rough start. However, life doesn’t stop and nether should I. I have to navigate these waters because smooth sailing doesn’t make a better sailor. It’s the trials and tribulations that make us strong – which means I could be made out of titanium!
But seriously, I will get through this hump and get better for the better.