Today, I was introduced to the word perseverance.
Not a word I think of often, but for me, I deeply know that I persevere through life’s challenges.
Many times, I am often humble about my struggles in life, like they have nothing to achieve.
But deep inside, they can sometimes crush me deeply to the point that I can nearly function.
Oftentimes when I do not feel safe being myself, I mask what I need to express until I find a safe way to channel it.
It may be doing things such as writing this entry or immersing myself deeply in music so I can decompress.
Those close to me understand my need to do this more as time moves forward. They understand the need for me to be in my own moment and regroup when things become challenging.
It is painful to hold off on things that others need or want to take care of your own needs.
But as they say, you can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself.
In recent months, I have been more cognizant of what I need to do in order to persevere through the challenges that I must endure that produce intense input or overload.
Life is all about challenging situations, nothing is perfect, however I always persevere through them.
Fighting the challenge, doing what is needed to get through it and manage life the best way that I can.
Things happen and not everything can go the way we want it to, sometimes we have to improvise and fight what is needed to get the job done.
It is persevering, and I do it because it is what is expected of me and if I can do it, I make sure it is done.
It is persevering and fighting the challenges and rising above them that makes me who I am.