Sometimes the pressure I feel is massive. I try to not let it be this way, but, alas, a lot of the times it is. Of course, this pressure only comes from myself. This constant nagging of doing more, slacking less, gotta get it done, gotta succeed, can.not.fail. It’s exhausting really. I’ve gotten better at shrugging off the stress. I mean at the end of the day, you can stress all you want but shit’s still gonna happen. You can contribute to the outcome of course but if something is already in the cards, it’s in the cards. As far as cliches go, “Everything happens for a reason” is one that I really like. I believe it is true. You might not know the reason. It might seem like there is no reason. But there is always a reason. Just gotta keep your head up and your eyes open and stay receptive to what is to be. It’s easier said than done, but like a lot of things, the more you do it, the easier it gets. Kind of like muscle memory. Kind of like creating a new groove in your brain that takes you down the new positive path instead of the old, tired, habitual, negative one that’s so worn in, the tires just go down that road before you even know you’re on it. Now that’s a cliche that I can do without!