I’m feeling a little mushy. Let’s do this.
We all have lots of relationships in our lives, whether with our friends, family, or romantic, but as of late I seem to be on a distinctive downward spiral with mine. And I’m not really sure what to do about that. There are always roadblocks, struggles, disagreements, and problems that will inevitably arise and create complications, but the way we deal with and treat such things are the moments and the traits that define us. I just seem to be hitting a lot of speed bumps and missing the high notes as of late.
It’s really easy to be a good, pleasant, wonderful, sunshine-y person when everything is going right. That’s the simple part of the equation that comes as naturally as breathing. But it’s when things go south, get tough, become painful that we learn who we are and what we’re capable of handling. Or so the clichés dictate.
For me, it’s been an uphill battle in all of those types of relationships for the last few months. Every time I feel like I’m leveling and figuring things out in one area, things seem to go awry in the others. It’s a balancing act that I seem incapable of mastering, but I can’t complain really because I have such amazing people around who love me unconditionally. It’s hard to be cynical about lost loves and trying familial situations when you still feel so lucky.
Nonetheless, I find myself curious about… myself. I feel like some of these down swings should break me, but I keep surprising myself with my ability to power through and move forward. And maybe that’s what the difficult times are about: overcoming the tsunami and making your own waves.
Not that I’m anything remarkable for doing that, but perhaps there is something to be said for letting the hard things make you a strong, more confident, more mature person. That feels poetic. Probably isn’t. I’m great like that. Anyway, I’d love to know how everyone is doing with their relationships, be it a new boyfriend or a new friend that you’ve brought into the picture. Let me stalk your lives via the Internet!