Over a year ago I wrote a little blog post titled How to Get Out of a Slump. That was over a year ago. Well, it was actually 472 days to be exact. I kind of lost myself. Again. That's the thing about life I suppose. It's a cycle of events and sometimes you cycle right back around to the place you worked so hard to get out of. I've lost myself a lot so far in my life. I wish it was a one-time thing. I wish that a person only had to go through one bad thing in their entire life. But unfortunately life is unpredictable and there will be hundreds of other obstacles in my life and in yours. That's a hard thing to think about. There will always come bad times. There will always be days that I can't physically make myself get out of bed. I will go through countless more obstacles. I will hurt. I will hurt more than I thought was possible again and again. I will cry maybe 10,000 more times. Possibly more. I will probably make everything worse by finding comfort in unhealthy and dangerous things. I will probably isolate myself again and again. I'll ruin friendships, push people away, make mistakes, form regrets, and so much more. These things are negative. But I've come to realize they are inevitable. Life events and challenges and obstacles are like the weather. Unpredictable and uncontrollable. But you know what? It'll be okay. No matter what life throws at me or you it's going to be okay. Because just like the weather things get clear. There are always going to be challenges. Like monsters that follow you around. Or natural disasters. But we are resilient. Life is precious. It always gets better. Just like it's important to accept that there will be countless more setbacks to deal with you should know there will be even more positivity. I'm going laugh way more than 10,000 times. I'll smile more than I could even imagine. I'll discover new interests. I'll love. I'll form bonds and meet people who will greatly improve and impact my life. I'll discover new places. I'll go on adventures. I'll get out of bed. The sun shines on. It can't storm forever. And we have no choice but to carry on. It's time to enjoy life again. I don't know when I'll face my next challenge or even if I'm done dealing with this one and I'm not out of the slump that I'm in yet. But I know that no matter what it's going to be okay. So it's time for me to get out of this slump.