A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. – unknown
Oh, sure…this quote plays well on a t-shirt or a college dorm poster, but it’s certainly more difficult to swallow when applied to our current situation, right?
- New (or, old) parent? Rough waters straight ahead.
- Job hunt? You’re probably seasick.
- Health issues? Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!
- Tackling school? No land in sight.
- Dating scene? Man overboard!
- Financial picture? Bailing, bailing, bailing.
Even so, don’t abandon ship or drop anchor. Allow these rough waters to refine you, not define you. Face the wind. When you keep sailing and learning and struggling and growing and sharing…you inspire all those at sea.