Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Growing Pains

I'm not sure that I can put my finger on where a lot of my recent thoughts have been coming from (although I have some ideas). Recently I've been doing a lot of thinking about 'problems' in life and how to look at them differently. Just like any person in life has probably been through some sort of struggle, pain, loss, suffering, etc... I have too. Hey, I am human after all. Life is not always perfect. I think the one thing that makes people grow and mature the most can be pain, and I'm not talking about physical pain. The kind of pain I'm talking about is the kind that makes your heart hurt and your head reel. That's the kind of pain that makes people grow the most. Growing pains are painful for a reason. You grow from dealing with the pain, but you can also move in a backward direction by not dealing with the pain at all. Isn't this what the saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is getting at? If it doesn't kill you to deal with the pain, then it will probably make you stronger (not physically stronger, but mentally and emotionally).

Don't be afraid of dealing with pain in life, because avoidance can set you back a few steps. Take the bull by the horns, push through the pain, and come out a stronger person. You'll thank yourself for it later.


  1. Sorry you are dealing with struggles. I actually started my blog as an outlet when my husband was furloughed, because I was so upset and frustrated with how it was impacting our lives. If you read back to the beginning in the archives of my blog, you'll see a lot of the struggles I was dealing with then. The good news is that I channelled it all into doing positive things- running mainly which gave me a sense of accomplishment while I felt "stuck" in life. Hang in there, it gets better ;)

  2. Brittney, thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I'll take a look at some of your earlier blogs. I've more or so been thinking about past things and thinking, "wow... that one was a learning experience". I just want to learn and grow. :) I'm working at channeling everything into a new career. We'll see how it goes. Thanks again!