Tuesday, November 13, 2018

When Life Gives You Lemons


Sometimes it's 3:23 and your sitting in class and your phone dings, sometimes it's 11:56 and the doctor walks into the room, sometimes without your permission life gives you lemons. 

My life hit what I like to call an all-time high two Sundays ago. I had happily spent the morning with my boyfriend. I had gotten the call that I was going to be president of our sorority. I was so happy. I was calling everyone I knew. I was celebrating. If I had the time I would have sat down and written about how it seemed that finally everything about my life had been wrapped into a picture perfect bow. 

Until suddenly it wasn't anymore. 

It was 3:23 on a Wednesday and I was sitting in my creative writing class when I got dumped. Broken up with over text in the middle of class by my boyfriend who had spent the Sunday prior laying in my bed fantasizing to me about our future together. I was in class so I held all the emotion in; I was confused, upset, even a little angry. Something we worked so hard to create seemed to be thrown away right there. I dialed his number right as the clock reached 4:30 and I was released from class. I honestly didn't know what to say, I wanted an explanation but I got nothing. I hung up the phone and I was confused, upset, even a little angry. 

But it doesn't stop there.

It was 11:56 on a Sunday morning and I was sitting with my mom in urgent care when the doctor walked in and told me I had mono. Officially very sick and extremely tired the only thought on my mind was how long until I could get back in bed. I was overcome with emotion and I let it all out in a gush of tears; I was confused, upset, even a little angry. A set back for sure, a couple days of missed class, some time off work, and even a pause on some of my very favorite things to do. Plus, I had to tell my ex-boyfriend. I sat in the car as my mom drove me back to school, I didn't know what to think, I didn't know what to feel. Eventually, I drifted to sleep; I was confused, upset, even a little angry. 

Sometimes without your permission life gives you lemons.

I'd be lying if I said that I didn't feel like my life hit a low. It's hard to watch your plans unravel and fall apart, but it's in those moments that you have to realize all the good that is around you. All the people willing to go out of their way to take care of you when your sick or to send you something funny just to cheer you up. Sometimes it takes this feeling of hitting rock bottom for you to take a moment to realize all the good that's around you. 

Sometimes without your permission life gives you a lot of lemons and the best possible thing you can do is to make a lot of lemonade. 

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