I try to write and publish an engaging, helpful post every Monday. It’s become a routine: every Monday for the last 9 months or so. Any other post on any other day is a bonus.
The only problem is that I’ve really struggled to write today. I’m not sure why. I’ve had a hectic few weeks since coming back from Cambodia and Laos; I’ve been away on holiday with my family and I’ve started up back at work too. Summer has really flown by for me. Can’t really believe how quick it’s gone if I’m honest. But as the saying goes, “time flies when you’re having fun,” so I guess that’s a good thing. It certainly has been a great summer.
I’ve learnt a couple of things too over the course of the last few months. None more important than the two I’m about to share…
1. Never turn down an opportunity that excites you the moment you here about it. I’ve been drifting the last couple of years, but I’ve been gifted some truly wonderful opportunities along the way. Not least going back to work at my school and then going travelling with a group of students to the other side of the world. It’s not everyday that opportunities come around, but I urge you to be bold and go for it.
2. Two of the qualities that I value over many others is patience and persistence. I’d like to think that these two characteristics are integral to our efforts in recovery. When you can no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel, when you become overwhelmed by the way your life is heading. Take a step back, take a deep breath and go again.
Sorry for the rambling post today, I felt the need to keep to my routine. I’ve got some great posts lined up over the next couple of weeks, so please bare with me. It’s just today didn’t feel like the right day.
Patience & Persistence