I look at life’s challenges with little difficulties. I have had people tell me they don’t know how I do it. Honestly, I don’t see anything I’m currently dealing with as difficult or challenging, my life is not hard. I do deal with out of the ordinary things, autism, gluten intolerance, Celiac disease, hashimotos, crazy pets, insane students, an insane boss, and this is just my life one day at a time.
Once I had a crazy student removed from my classroom. This was not an easy process. It took months to have school authorities take me seriously. And when they finally looked into the situation, I was given a police escort to and from my car on campus, to and from my office to my classroom, and frankly to and from the restroom. This was an inconvenience for my safety, but not difficult.
Perhaps the more difficult part was actually stepping foot into the class after break. I did not want to have contact with this student. Nothing like being told pull your big girl panties up and deal with it by your spouse. So, that is what I did while following procedures and protocols alerting the administration to the situation week after week. I couldn’t leave my job just because I was uncomfortable. I had to fix it.
Everyone has challenges and difficulties, I think some people just think life is an easy button and when it isn’t, their world is falling apart. It is very true, what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. If we go through life without challenges, we do not have the opportunity to grow.
Sometimes I wonder what the purpose of a challenge or difficulty is, I’m searching for what am I supposed to be getting better at. What is my purpose in my position at work? Am I supposed to make my mark and leave? Or am I to tough it out and make it an even better organization, if it will let me? At what point is it a lost cause? This is life, and I take it in stride.
I’m tired of complainers. Sometimes I want to shake them hard and tell them they have no idea what a difficult, challenging, or hard life is. We have created a society of people who do not take ownership of their mistakes, blame others, and whine at how hard they have it.
A few months ago a family I know began a cancer journey, that is what I call difficult and challenging. It makes you question, why them? Why anyone? The anguish of a child losing the battle of life is heartbreaking. Why would I even think for a moment my life is difficult?
Ramblings by a tired woman on a Friday evening…