Two years ago I was very sick. I was lost and confused and weak and my twenties had been mostly a long, frustrating road of heartache and pain. So much more than just stomach pain. But at that point the most important issue at hand was my health which was deteriorating rapidly. It's funny because in my second post ever on this blog I compared my life to a passenger waiting for a train that just passes right by. Tonight I sat here in my room crying, completely overwhelmed, because I feel like I've come out on the other side of the tunnel.
I am healthy. I feel amazing. I have a new job that I love. I am strong again. I have very little pain, and nausea is pretty much a thing of the past. But it's so much more than that. I am incredibly happy. I know it's not ever possible to have total control over your life, but I do believe that it's extremely important to accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference. This has been a process I've been learning all of my life but over the past two years I've really learned that I am a lot stronger than I ever thought. This life is an extraordinary thing and we must not take it for granted. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.