If you’re like me, you’ve had plenty of moments where you were ready to throw in the towel. You felt like you were failing, no one cared, the challenges you were facing were too steep to continue trudging through.
That feeling has been prevalent in many aspects of my life over the past few years. In some of those situations, what once felt insurmountable, somehow ended beautifully.
Truth be told, I tried to give up. But it didn’t work. The universe stepped in and wouldn’t let me walk away, try as I might. Now, in retrospect, I am so glad I stayed where I was.
Because what I learned is that sometimes that struggle is trying to teach you something. For whatever reason, you’re not supposed to move on … yet.
If you can stick it out, bear through the pain, you probably will come out the other side better. Yes, you might have some bruises and cuts, but they will heal eventually (pro tip: therapy is an amazing way to seek healing).
And one day — whether that day is tomorrow, next month or even next year — you’ll suddenly realize what that moment was trying to teach you. You finally “get it.”
That moment is often worth sticking around for.