My grandfather passed away when I was only four years old, but all my life my mom repeated this phrase that he used to say to her, " You have to roll with the punches, kiddo!"
As funny as it sounds, it told me, even as a child, that punches were coming. Life isn't easy or convenient. It's messy and hard and wonderful! Part of the wonder is seeing all that you are capable of when the punches come. The strength you have and the strength you gain through the fight are equally important.
It's easy to get envious of someone else's fortunate circumstances. When you are 16 and your friend gets a brand new car for their birthday, when others parents are paying for their college and you are waiting tables to pay for yours, when all your friends are getting married and your love hasn't come around, when your friends have had three kids and you can't get pregnant with your first, when jobs are lost, when loved ones are lost, when the punches just don't stop coming, we often start to feel forgotten or even cursed!
In reality though, the punches form our path. The fight strengthens us and we find out what's important to us and what isn't. There will be things, experience and people you will fight for and there will be other punches that you choose to dodge and both of those things form your life and reveal what you are passionate about. The punches aren't what make life hard, they are what make you the best version of yourself. You have choices in those moments. Will you be down for the count? Or will you choose to get back up for another round?
I love this quote from, 'The Count of Monte Cristo', "Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you: as Albert Mondego, the man!"
How will the fates know you, my friend? <3
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.