Forward – Backwards – Forward

Change needs to be embraced with open arms, face forward and adapt as the times change. We all look to put our best foot forward at all times; some of us can get stuck in one of those steps we make, like stepping into a quicksand, and the more you try to step back or to a side or anywhere outside that place, it pulls you more inside.

A bad decision can cost you your job, your friends, money or more things, take your pick. I can guess that maybe all of us have gone through this “quicksand” phases. Every few steps forward can sometimes come with a fall backward, sometimes its a stumble but onward, I usually fall, backward.

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Falling sucks. Once I fell for eight months straight and, as I write these words I have been falling for two months; several job opportunities, interviews and so but every time something good presents itself, and you feel like taking that firm step forward, all of a sudden a brick is thrown at your way.

Bricks in the shape of ‘we’ve decided not to hire that position at the time being’ or ‘a family member of yours works here so, we can continue with your application.’ Big ass bricks like those, it is savage what those do to your spirit. Luckily, some individuals have the emotional strength to bounce back from adversity, resiliency.

Ending these words, I think about the movie, ‘In search of happiness,’ and the quote: “This part of my life, this little part… is called happiness.

As long as you have a strong spirit and mind, the support from your family and friends and the will to overcome difficult situations, you will have the absolute strength to pull your foot back from that quicksand, put our best foot forward and achieve little parts of a so-called life to call them happiness of our own.

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