There are times when you want to quit. When you want to throw up your hands and just walk away. You stumble. You fall. And you cant seem to catch a break.
Nothing seems to go your way.
No matter how hard you're running, you don't seem to be going anywhere.
I wont sit here and tell you things will get better because you already know that. You've heard it from everyone... including me somewhere in a past blog post.
But I will tell you that I've been there ... many many times before.
I've made mistakes. Some so bad that I honestly felt nothing but hopelessness. Because that's all I could see. What I did wrong. What I wasn't doing right.
How fast other people were getting to where they were meant to go.
Where did I fit into the picture?
And there was no way out.
It's like trying to find your way out of a pitch dark room with no direction whatsoever.
So what do you do?
You .. just.. walk. Day by day.
You surround yourself with good people. I mean really good people who will remind you of all the amazing things in life.
You'll go out, laugh, have great times and slowly forget your woes.
And finally. When you're ready.. you forgive yourself. Even if you believe whatever that happened wasn't your fault, you accept responsibility for your part. Because at the end of the day, it's your life. And in order to move on and make progress, you have to find peace within yourself.
It took me years to get to where I am now. And I recognize fully that I'm still a work in progress and will always be but .. I got out. Through all the mess, tears, frustrations and situations I put myself in, I reached the light at the end of the tunnel.
Without going through all that, I promise you with everything I have today I wouldnt be working at Wong Fu. So to answer the question I get asked the most: How did you get a job at WFP?
This is my answer.
It found me the same time I was looking for it. And I was only looking for it because I had reached the right frame of mind AFTER climbing my way out of the holes I dug myself into and UNDERSTOOD why I had to fall in them.
It was a journey. I wouldnt trade it for anything in the world. Or else I wouldnt be who I am today.
This may not be my ultimate destination but it's quite the paradise <3