There is some song, I forget what song, that has a line “I hate everything.” My best friend in PT school said that should be my theme song. Jeez, I must have been really unhappy then. Yeah, I was. I was incredibly unhappy in PT school. And I stayed unhappy until the age of 30. Then I had a massive stroke. That certainly didn’t brighten my mood. But being knocked down like that forced me to re-evaluate my life and purge it of things that didn’t make me feel really good about myself. It took a while for me to do this but I did, I purged my life of all the fake stuff. Now, I know who and what I want in my life and I make a point to have those people and things in my life. If I don’t want to do something, I don’t do it. I used to do all kinds of stuff that I didn’t really want to do because everyone around me wanted to and it seemed like the “normal” thing to do. Well, not anymore. I only do stuff that will make me feel good. I wish everyone could learn this lesson but that won’t happen because in this culture we have certain images to uphold, so being disingenuous is generally accepted. I will never be that way again.
- Stroke of Luck (quotelife.wordpress.com)