“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.” -Winston Churchill
Perhaps you’re afraid of commitment, a strong independent Woman, or claustrophobic. Therefore, you likely dislike and understand feeling tied down. Everyone wants to feel free to do what they want to do. However, there are things in life that can restrict us, and understandably so, we really hate that. Anything that serves to hold you back, hold you up, or hold you down must go! We forget that these things aren’t always physical, but many are emotional too. If you cannot at least rid yourself of the physical circumstances, the good news is that the emotional ones you can. After all, give anything time and work on it with determination, perseverance, with grit, and it will change. For a time in my case it was the ball and chain of medications. I left the hospital with a tray full of nearly ten(10!) different daily medications, a feeding tube, a daily shot, and confined to a home hospital bed. That was three years ago(2013)and what do I have now? Well, only two(2!) daily medications, no feeding tube, and a supremely comfortable new queen bed. You see? Give it time. Granted, my family and I worked very hard to get here. Even in those times of feeling defeated or utterly disdainful, I can proudly say I always got my butt out of bed to face the day. Why? Because like certain foods, you eat it anyway because it’s good for you.This is telling of the fact that you just need to face life no matter how scary it becomes. Because, like a taunting grade school bully, if you stand up to it, it will back down into a more manageable situation. At one time I needed medication to keep me sane, yet more recently said medication is no longer needed. It’s been kicked to the curb. You can do this too, no little pill can “fix,” your problems as well as you can by changing your way of thinking. Perhaps, you’ll surprise yourself in finding that life gets ever better when you jump at it, rather then shrink away. If you need any reassurance of that, just ask the girl who was at once downtrodden but now finds victory in everyday living. Because, simply having the privilege to live out each day is a victory.