It’s funny how time really does change things, yet nothing seems to ever change. We seem to be stuck in the same mundane routine day after day going through the same shit, but really so much changes. Think back to a year ago, a few months ago even. The problems you were facing are so much more of a molehill than the mountain it was back then. Yeah, the troubles you encounter follow you and maybe some last longer than others, but eventually they are put on the back burner and simmer out once given time. Once we stop giving it attention and stop dwelling on it…and replace it with something else. That’s the problem.
That’s why I like to write when I’m in a bad place. And that’s another thing. We always say we are going through “bad times” or are in “bad places” when there are really truly people out there that have it worse than us, like the people in Ukraine right now or people who are starving in Africa, ya know? Anyways, I digress. I like to write when I’m in a bad state of mind; I like to write what my troubles are at the time so I can go back in months, after time has passed, and laugh. For example, I came across something I wrote a while back: “And I’m sure (hopefully) in a couple months I will be looking back at this and laugh at myself because you will be even more non-existent to me.” And as I looked back on it, I realized I was correct. I tried to think of the last time that I had thought about what it was about. Writing about things and seeing how I progress and really how things get better, it gives me hope. Yeah, it may have taken some time and some hurt, but here I am. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? Or as the Joker would say, what doesn’t kill us makes us stranger. I like his version better.
Think of all the things that have happened to you in the past couple months, the past year. How much of it could you have expected to happen? Probably about 10% of it. Things just come as they come, and situations (no matter how much we think about them and plan them out in our head) don’t go according to plan, either for the better or worse. Point is, you have no idea what the universe has in store for you, so hold on and it’ll soon get better, somehow. Putting things in perspective is the key.