I started lecturing (a real fancy word for reading the Bible passages in front of the congregation) at church simply because I thought I could do it better than everyone else. It sounds bitchy (and probably is), but that's the honest to God truth. I'm not even a competitive person by nature, but for some unbeknownst reason I got real feisty. And I pounced at the opportunity. It's been a learning lesson ever since.
Graduations. Weddings. Accolades. The month of May left me feeling a bit behind the curve. I really started questioning where I stood in life. No professional degree, no significant other, and no notable accomplishments. It took Saturday afternoon in Costco to finally break through the doubt.
I have two fatal flaws: 1) I fall in love too easily and 2) I am too rigid. I am not so sure I can change the first, so I am constantly working on the second. My best friend is always reminding me that if I don't learn to adapt, one day I will break. I am a creature of habit. I have set routines, and I hate deviating from them. But really, I find even the smallest of changes irksome.
No matter what stage of life you are in, there will always be obstacles. Mastering long division seems like child's play when it comes time to tackle calculus. Griping about life's responsibilities as a single adult seems laughable when it comes time to juggle a hectic family schedule. For the most part, we are able to navigate life's choppy waters, but there are still moments when even the most experienced sailor capsizes.