When Nothing is Certain
You know those quotes people say when someone is going through a hard time? I think the most common is "Everything happens for a reason". It's not that I don't appreciate the thought, I just have a hard time believing that sometimes. It seems to me, that once someone has been through a painful experience and has grown in some way, they justify the pain by saying it happened for a reason. It's not that I think it is wrong, but I think we have more control than that. Things happen because we make choices and decide what is worth our efforts, and what isn't. Things don't grow unless you nurture them. In nature, and within your self. I feel like I am at a crossroads and for the first time in a while, my choices seem more important and consequential. One thing that paleo has shown me in the past year is that when I take good care of myself and actually listen to what my body is telling me and what it needs, the results are obvious. So that is what I'm doing now. Taking the time to decide what I'm the most grateful for, and investing in that. Gratitude doesn't come from happiness, happiness comes from gratitude.
"Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible."
Photography by Jayleigh Daniel Photography