In the past year, I have been homeless, sick & hungry.
I worked myself so hard, that I got diagnosed with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Normally, women in their 40’s get this, but I managed to do it at 26.
I am not telling you this for sympathy. I am showing you something.
Everyday while I was homeless, I was working 24/7 to get anything and everything done. I would take on clients that were below my standard because it was a pay day guaranteed every month.
That is where I went wrong. At the time, I didn’t realize it, I thought my business was going to start taking off more simply because I was doing so much. WRONG.
Instead, by taking on a less than ideal client, I have managed to damage my reputation due to false accusations & petty people. This has in return, only added to my problem. AND the client was terminated due to non-payment, so come to realize, I didn’t even need that pay day.
Yet here I am, in my new apartment doing okay. You may ask how or why I am okay, knowing that my reputation has been rained on.
Here is how I am okay. I have a roof over my head, food in my belly, a girl who loves me on my good & bad days & fire inside me. I learned the hard way that the easy way isn’t always the best way. In fact, it may turn out to be an even harder way than expected.
It isn’t always the bad situations that get you, but how you react to them & handle them. I truly believe everything in life happens for a reason & I can be okay with that. If life was meant to be easy, it would be boring.
Stay focused. Stay motivated. Whatever it is that is on your plate, you can handle it.