I’m Still Standing

via Daily Prompt: Devastation

The devastation really sucks, it really does. Being in it, the aftermath, the aftermath of the aftermath… But the thing to remember is that once you get through it, you are through it. And if you can get through it, you must remember that you now have the strength (and the confidence) to get through it again. A few days ago, I wrote about my devastation. Actually, I didn’t. I wrote that it was a different blog for a different day. So while we are on the topic I might as well dip into it just a little bit. My journals got stolen. There is no other way to say it. Someone broke in to my house, grabbed a duffle bag that had 20 years of my life’s work in it and ran. Devastating. I didn’t write for 7 years. Now here I am, thanks to the Daily Prompt, writing. I got fired from my dream job. Yes, embarrassing, humiliating, all beyond my control, being at the mercy of a crazy CEO who seemingly overnight had it out for me. Devastating. My best friend died of cancer. DEVASTATING. This was my life in quick succession from Sept. 2009 to Feb. 2011. The aftermath of all of this devastation lasted a few years longer. Let’s be clear, I will never get over losing Stacy, I will only learn to cope with the loss. But, here we are in 2017 and I am still standing. I have made it through. And while I am certainly hoping there is no more devastation coming my way, this is life after all. So if and when it happens, I am ready.

5 thoughts on “I’m Still Standing

    1. Hi! Thanks for reading. You know, when The Theft first happened, a friend of mine said that they were stolen because it was time to let go of all of the negative stuff that I had written. An interesting theory that I agree with on some levels, although I would definitely like to have some of those late night entries back… 🙂

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  1. I say that all the time about emotional turmoil. Once you get through it, you gain a strength and conviction that you can get through something similar again.

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