What a difference 104 weeks makes. 104 weeks ago I got news that changed my life. At the time it was the worst news I had ever received, still is, thankfully. That news set off the most stressful 3 months of my life. But like many things there is always more to the story. Sometimes you have to get through all the crap to see the silver lining. Sometimes it can take a long time.
The news forced me to make decisions that directly effected myself and my family, terminal decisions in more ways then one. It also afforded me the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time with my family. Silver lining.
As I roll further along in life from that time, I can see how it changed my life, both for the worst and for the best. It allowed me to make some decisions by removing some outside pressures and it gave me the freedom and flexibility to chase happier times. To make reality some ideas I had floating around in my head.
Would I give it all up to not have ever gotten that phone call? In a minute. Unfortunately we don’t have a time machine. When given crap sometimes it’s just best to wade through it, handle it the best you can, make the best decisions you can and move on. It’ll alter your life. You just have to decide if you’re along for the ride or if you will take control and steer in the direction you finally want to go.