One Day at a Time

You know those years: The ones that keep on handing you cards that test you. To test how you’ll adapt, how you’ll ‘roll with the punches.’ That’s the year we have been dealt. 2019 has given us many opportunities to sink: Many opportunities to say fuck it: Many opportunities to give up hope. But instead of succumbing to the negatives, we are trying to find the light. We are building strength and learning lessons along the way. We are at the point where only laughing at said cards seems appropriate; and with this reaction we know that we are going to be alright.

Over the past months, our motto has quickly adapted to, one day at a time. We have been living for the day, not making futures as we were unable to know what tomorrow looked like. This is a glimpse into the reality of mental illness. It is all-encompassing. Not only does it grab hold of the one fighting through, it grabs hold of all those around, fighting for the same cause in a different form. No one can truly understand each other’s positions, which makes it all the more difficult, sad, frustrating. But as we have moved through our year, one day at a time, life gives us hopes and the ability to begin dreaming of the future and setting goals to get us there. Some days are more difficult than others, but forward progress is in the daily steps.

So here we are, dealing with another card dealt… and yet, after the past few months, this one doesn’t seem nearly as big as it would have in the past. I’ll call that … Growth.

When life seems too big, never be too proud to ask for help. We can’t all go it alone. And when life deals you a card, as tough as it can be, look for the lesson…it may just alter your perspective.