Life can be funny sometimes. No matter what you think you have figured out, anything can happen at any time and change it. I started learning several years ago not to get too set on anything happening a certain way. Whenever you think you know what will happen next, life throws you a curveball just to make sure you don’t get too comfortable. It happens both in good and bad ways.
The only thing in life that is guaranteed is what is happening at this very moment. As frustrating as it can be for things to not go exactly as you would like, things always work out the way they’re meant to work out. It might take some time to realize why something happened the way it did, but you will figure it out eventually.
Some of the most important things that have happened in my life were things that I didn’t understand until years later. I reacted to those things when they happened, but ended up having a different view of them much later on when I realized why they happened and what they led to in the long run.
I think a big reason that people get so stressed out over certain things is because they convince themselves that they know what the result will be, and that it won’t be what they want.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to recognize when life throws me a curveball and just see where it leads me. It would be easy to get upset or be caught off guard by something not going as planned, but I’ve learned that, oftentimes, something better than expected comes from remaining calm and patient.
I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe that the things you go through, the places you end up, and the people in your life are part of your journey through life because they make you who you are. They teach you lessons and shape your life. Both the good and the bad teach you lessons that you need to learn to keep growing and to become the person you will be in the future.
On occasion, I catch myself wondering why something is happening, or why I am meeting someone. I have to remind myself not to overthink it. It’s happening, so there has to be a reason for it. Someday I will know why, it doesn’t have to be today.
I believe in signs. I believe that life shows you little hints that help guide you through your journey and lead you on the best path. These signs aren’t always easy to recognize, but they’re there. Once again, you may not realize there was a sign of what is to come right in front of your face until sometime in the future. When things fall into place, you will look back and will likely realize what was right in front of you in the past trying to lead you to where you’ve ended up.
The best advice I could give anyone when life throws you a curveball is to go with it and see what happens. It isn’t happening by mistake. When you get the feeling that something special and really great is about to happen, don’t let it scare you. Give it a try. See where it leads. Life knows where it wants to go. You may not understand it, but just trust it. You may be surprised how much better life can be.