Sometimes we find ourselves totally unprepared for what life throws at us. There is no forewarning, no current of change, no inkling of the storm that is brewing along the horizon.
And then, there we are standing dead center, in the eye of the storm.
We realize that the saying “Life can turn on a dime” exists for a reason… because it is true.
Maybe it is any injury, or a breakup, an illness or the loss of a job or a loved one. Whatever the storm may be, the eye of it is the devastating life change that turns your world upside down.
The enormity of the situation finally sets in. You go through an array of emotions, shock, confusion, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, uncertainty… then innately, you realize that you have no choice but to face it.
Acceptance is the first step in regaining your ground.
Slowly you learn to cope with your new circumstances without even realizing that coping is the second step in embracing change.
So where do you go from here?
This is the part where your adaptability, courage and resilience takes you places you would never have dared to go if wasn’t for the storm and the eye of the storm that catapulted you to where you now reside.
Maybe through your experience, you find a cause that you are passionate about.
Maybe you have an interest in sharing your experience and helping other people who are dealing with a similar situation.
Maybe you are inspired to create in the form of the written word, art or even an invention.
And maybe, you realize that the storm, the turn of a dime that you saw as a setback, is the exact circumstance that gave you the opportunity to see things from a different perspective.
A perspective that not only leads to beautiful and unexpected paths but ultimately leads you to grow and thrive.