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patience is a virtue

This post was written by a guest Serena Leon.

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If you search online, you’ll find the definition of ‘patience’ is the ability to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without becoming angry or upset. As we move through life at any given time, we face the challenge of learning to accept what is happening now. You can admit to sticking to

Learning to let life take you where you want it is understandably difficult, but at the same time, it doesn’t have to be binding. also tend to put a lot of pressure on Comparisons, guilt, shame, envy, ‘I should have done this’ and ‘Why can’t my life be like them?

Adapting to what is happening around us is inevitable to say the least. I hope I’m not just speaking for myself when I say I feel like I’m running against time. Deep in our hearts, there is a voice that continues to evoke the fact that we must do more at this stage in life.

It’s healthy to challenge yourself from time to time to keep your mind moving. That said, it can easily turn into a battle of denial. Who came up with the idea that everyone’s life has to go in a certain direction by a certain time? Of course, timeframes can be toxic in different situations.

We all live different lives, see different things, experience different difficulties, but all the same we are told that it is a one-way street and a one-way street. Is this world we call home so vast, inhabited by billions of people, that we are all expected to be the same? Go, graduate within four years, get a job in the field, work 9-5, get married, have kids, work for the rest of your life, and have fun once in a while. then die.

I know it’s a harsh reality for many people, but I want to make it clear that it’s okay to live like the above. What I’m trying to say is that not everyone follows the rules and walks by what they are told from an early age. It’s almost like a safety net. Doing A, B, C, D will succeed.

I’m here to say that not everything works out as expected, but that’s what makes us human. We face obstacles to grow and learn from them. Take some time to understand why things are the way they are, and move on from there. Step by step, go at your own pace, not someone else’s. We only live once. Make it something you enjoy.

Take life for what it is and don’t let society’s pressures dictate how you want to live. My life will be different than the next person and there is nothing wrong with that. Get out, but remember to be patient. Time is scary for most people, but don’t try to race it.

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