A Journal Entry

A Completely Different Place

Affirmation from Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, Inc. 12/1/2019

Three years ago. It was a completely different place.
Not only for me, but the whole world.
I was in a different state of mind then.
I am much better today. This affirmation was the start.
The start of heeding the advice of others.
And while I did crash and fall, as many in the world did shortly later.
I really bounced back, but it did not happen overnight.’
It wasn’t perfect. There were adverse road blocks.
But I overcame my obstacles. In my time. In my way.
I am ever thankful for those that helped me in the journey.
To be where I am today from where I was three years ago
Was no small defeat. I know this is where I need to be.

Life is much better than holding grudges about the things I cannot control. Sometimes we don’t or can’t have the answer to why things are the way they are, but we have to focus on what we need to do to best navigate what we must endure at the moment.
Knowing that we can only control what we are able to control and know that there are things in life that we cannot control is paramount and it took me time to understand and accept that.
It is one of the primary reasons that I am doing much better today,
Those three years tell a story. But I needed to know not to go there again.

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