Life can be super unpredictable.
Lately, I realize that every time I tell myself that maybe I can breathe now, life has thrown yet another curveball at me and got me second-guessing every decision that I make. Planning something weeks before doesn’t seem enough now. One tiny change and the whole plan goes toppling over like dominos. Luckily, I’ve been able to handle these curveballs without letting myself fall. Of course, I have people who have my back through tough times but even that doesn’t change how quickly I need to find a workaround to all the plans that keep getting changed because of the kind of situations I find myself in.
Again, I don’t blame anybody for that. I feel like everyone’s just looking for something or someone to shift all the blame to so that they don’t have to deal with their conscience. But throwing others under the bus never works because, in the end, Karma always catches up to all of us. It’s simple. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. What we put out into the world, we usually get back too! If not right away, then someday in the future because that’s how all of our scores are settled. There’s no escaping ourselves.
So, when I do find myself in sticky situations, I remind myself that we could plan everything down to the last speck of detail and we still couldn’t ever be prepared for what is to come. There is absolutely a possibility that there are over a thousand things that you haven’t even considered while making plans for something. And trust me, nobody is that good at planning in order to avoid every single kind of obstacle that they might run into. It’s pretty damn impossible unless you’re running all the permutations and combinations so you can prepare yourself. Then again, it’s too much waste of time and eventually, we all do have to move on with our lives.
It’s crazy how resourceful people can get when they find themselves in a situation that wasn’t in their plan. I’m sure there’s a more scientific term for it, but I know for a fact that we scramble for things that we can make do with when we need to find an immediate fix for something. And that’s how I know that no matter what kind of a curveball life throws our way, even if we feel completely helpless initially, we will pull ourselves together and find a way out of that pit. It’s just how we are programmed. It’s in our very core.
I know that every single unwelcome surprise can feel like it’s too much for us to handle. As if we’re not equipped for it. But have a little faith in yourself, because you are. There’s no way that a tiny adversity should make you feel like you’re powerless. You’re a lot more capable than you think. Know that. No curveball that life throws your way can ever have any kind of lasting power over you. Because you’re amazing and I know that you’re going to be okay. We all are.
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