Life is unpredictable, and sometimes shit happens!
A year ago, I found out that I was having problems with my thyroid, and then my doctor told me that I needed surgery. He then said there is a 70% chance that I have thyroid cancer; my first thought was….”ain’t that some shit.” Well, actually, it wasn’t a thought, those were my exact words, and my heart broke a little bit as I was saying it.
After my shock wore off, I looked at him and said, “Okay, what do I need to do so we can take care of this?” “I have things to do and kids to raise, so let’s fix this ASAP!”
Long story short, I had surgery on February 1st, and I’m fixed.
Shit Happens, to everyone and here are the two choices I give myself when shit strikes;
- Fold and cry and remain broken
- Fight to find a way out and put myself back together again
Both of them are tough choices, and you need someone strong that you can lean on, talk with, cry with and walk beside. Not having support will make your mountain harder to climb, so be grateful if you have what many don’t. Support will carry you when shit strikes.
Hopefully, after you make it through your storm, you have learned a thing or two about life and how to make the most of it. For me, I carry a message that I have never entirely had before. “Don’t make excuses.” I know you think that I often say that about a daily workout regimen, but oh no, no, no. When I used to say Don’t make excuses, I meant, don’t let anything stop you from your commitment.
But you know what? Sometimes life throws things at you that you didn’t see coming, and all you can do is breathe and try your hardest to gather yourself. I no longer try to come up with excuses as to why I didn’t finish a task, gained weight, skipped a few workouts, backed out of plans that I’m too tired to see out.
Nope, no more excuses here; now I simply throw my hands in the air and say, “shit happens,” and I carry on.
You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!