We all have a vision of how our life will be, who will be a part of our journey, our plans and dreams for the future. Sometimes that plan goes untested. Sometimes it has twists and turns, and those can lead to the ultimate crash.
When you crash you have two options — Crash and Burn or Crash and Climb. If you crash and burn you have allowed circumstances to take control of your life. Instead you need to crash and climb out of the rubble, rebuilding your life. Remap your life, make new plans and dreams. Great things can happen that would never have occurred before you hit that wall.
During the climb you will learn new skills, new relationships will form. People will enter your life and impact you in ways you never before imagined. They may influence the way you conduct business, handle finances, travel, view life, invade your mind or leave a mark on your heart.
I hit a brick wall fourteen months ago when my husband lost his battle with cancer. I have spent the past year climbing out of the rubble and rebuilding my life. A good friend has knowingly or unknowingly guided me in the process. They have pushed me beyond my comfort zone, asked questions to inspire my thought process. Not judgmental, but thought provoking inquiries such as “How do you plan to do that?” and “What are your plans for the future?”
I am happy with my life. It isn’t what I originally planned, but that is okay. I have climbed out of the rubble and embraced the change. I have done things I never would have done prior to the crash. I have developed friendships I never would have made before I hit that wall.
No matter how good life was before the crash, embrace the change. Value the friendships. Enjoy the journey. Believe that the best is yet to come.