"Every positive change--every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness--involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception."
I had a long day at work, not because it was busy by any means... it was actually pretty quiet, especially for a Monday. It was a long day because I woke up earlier than normal so that I could finish the laundry and do my hair (that 45 minute to an hour job), thankfully I don't have to do it everyday or I am sure I would cut my hair... lol... as much as I love it, I couldn't imagine doing this every day for nearly an hour. Anyhow, just before I left work, we all received an email about the shuttle service that they supply us with. It will be cancelled the end of July... which is less than 90 days away.
This is huge for anyone who takes the shuttle like myself because it will tack on another 30 to 45 minutes to my travel time. I will be lucky to make it home by 6:30-7:00 at night, instead of 6:00. I already have an eleven hour day, now I will have close to a twelve hour day. I feel like I take too much of my time away from Valentina and this is just more time. I have decided not to worry about it for now, I will hopefully figure out something in the next few months.
"The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”
Although losing the shuttle service is not life threatening, it is another challenge I am having to face and the quote above reminds me that if I am being challenged regularly whether it is in big or small ways, it means I must be strong enough to deal with what is given to me. I don't mind admitting that I am getting a little tired of each challenge handed to me, I honestly feel like saying 'really'? Again? Which then makes me feel selfish and that reminds me why not me?
If anyone tells me it's all in the way I perceive it... I seriously want to slap them... lol. I will come to my own on this, as I do with everything. First I have to be angry than frustrated than I find a way to accept it... that is the way I deal with almost all changes. I adore people that go with the flow, unfortunately I am not one of those people.... I have come a long way in the past ten years... At least now when a change happens, I take time to go through my frustration without it allowing it to control my every thought and mood.
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future ♥