“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” -C.S. Lewis
I absolutely love getting into deep conversations mostly about my past, and what I am doing now for my future. Moving to a new state, and making new friendships has allowed me to recall my past, explain what I wish to explain, and really build some meaningful relationships.
I recently had a 2 hour conversation regarding marriage. As I was married young, (age 23) I have been asked numerous times how did I know “he” was the one. I explained that God really had a plan for us. I found myself doing things and feeling a type of way that I never felt for anyone before.I felt so comfortable, and at peace just thinking of being next to my husband for the rest of my life. I really looked forward to doing life with him.
I proceeded discussing that it is important to find that spouse that makes you want and be better. It is equally as important that you have the value and ability to make your spouse be a better person as well.
I will forever respect any person who has dreams, goals, and a heart to give back to their community. I wouldn’t be where I am today without having come across many like minded people. Because my life was changed by the gratitude of many, I have discovered a passion in me regarding giving back to the community and helping other people succeed.
Back to the purpose of this post… I have struggled, and I have become successful. During my 2 hour discussion, I started discussing the importance of finding a partner in life who understands and is able to appreciate all that you have done or need to do to get through the struggle.
Having a partner in life who does not understand what you had to go through, makes it more challenging. In my opinion it’s best to find someone that appreciates your past, and wants to continue succeeding with you.
I absolutely love that my husband did’t judge me for my past. He made a choice to understand me, and understand why I work so hard to achieve my goals. I will also say I appreciate it when he pushes me to relax, and just enjoy my time off because for someone like me the only way I have gotten to where I am today is to push forward and do hard work. Sometimes I need to be reminded to take a break.
Anyways, I encourage those that are working hard to keep going, and achieve your dreams. Focus on your future, but don’t forget to once in a while look back and appreciate how far you have come. Change is possible, and you are doing it!
Embrace the struggle, and let it make you stronger. It won’t last forever.
-xoxo. Jeannette W.