“An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just take a deep breath and keep aiming.” –Anonymous
The past few weeks I have been abnormally busy. I don’t even know where to begin with explaining how things have changed because in all honesty they haven’t. Nothing new has happened or drastically changed in my life to be this busy. I saw this quote the other day and it stood out to me, difficult would be one of the last words I would use to describe my life at the minute or ever for that matter.
It got me thinking that maybe I am not busy at all. Maybe I am just working harder so it feels like I am doing more. I am normally extremely laid back and I never let stress get to me. For as long as I can remember this has been the case, I don’t know if this is a blessing or a curse but thinking back it’s never really mattered to me before.
Recently though I have been working extremely hard and its starting to take its toll. I have been working hard getting the last pieces of work done for college, I have put hours upon hours into perfecting a certain job application and actually at work my workloads picked up. It’s got to the point where i am forgetting the things that I enjoy, Reading, Keeping fit and generally chilling out to name just a few. I spend my hours at home working away when only a few weeks ago id find time to exercise, watch TV and read before bed. Now I’m exhausted and fall straight asleep after doing that extra bit of work.
I have come to realise that it’s easy to lose focus but in the long run I know it’s going to be worth it. Months ago I got my “Everything’s coming Up Milhouse” tattoo and I took no notice of the arrow I chose to be part of the design. It wasn’t until I saw that quote and it all seemed to tie in perfectly. The initial reason for the tattoo was to remember all the good things happening in my life at that point and how things were finally paying off for me. Now I can look at my tattoo and remember how great things were but also be reminded that the hard work and effort I am putting in now will lead to something equally as great.