I came in here to write a post about how life is a constant road of ups and downs, then as I clicked in I noticed that this was my 600th post. Wowsers, that's a lot of crap I've written on the internet.
For me, life often feels like a lot of stops and starts. You'll be cruising along, enjoying the ride, happy that you've got a good run, then BANG. Something jumps out at you forcing you to hit the brakes or the the traffic builds or often both and the ride suddenly feels annoying, tough and frustrating. You think, why didn't I take that turn-off? Why didn't I go another way?
The smooth ride and the wonderful momentum is gone and you're left cursing whatever is in your way. Cursing yourself for thinking this good run was going to last longer.
That's me this week. I've done some silly things and life's thrown in some obstacles. Nothing terrible, just things that make life annoying and you've got to navigate your way through them again. It feels like two steps forward, one step back.
A friend and I were chatting recently that it often feels like you're the only one struggling and that everyone else seems to be doing it easy. In fact, everyone has their own stuff to wade through, even when they say otherwise.
Life is never easy. It would be boring if it was. You wouldn't get to enjoy those good runs when they do happen.
Blogging has been an outlet for all this 'stuff' – 600 posts worth in fact! Here's to 600 more.