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What does Resilience mean?

In the Oxford dictionary, they described it as;

the ability of people or things to recover quickly after something unpleasant, such as shock, injury, etc.

When dealing with the darkness or bad situations that life throws at us, I feel it is when you can flip the switch and change perspective.

That old question, "glass half full or is it half empty?"

Optimistic or optimism?

I am a dreamer and love my rose coloured glasses. I am a person who is either all in or not at all. I have been in that dark place and had the walls coming in on me, feeling out of breath and scared of what was next. Those feelings are honest and hard to come out, to see a bigger picture.

I am a student, mum, volunteer, business owner and wife. These are people who rely on me, and I rely on them. If any of these relationships let me down, I get my back up and fight for what I feel is right and just. I am dealing with how I can be the best version of myself for others, as I offer myself entirely with drive and determination.

Reset, from my dark place to where I am happy and content to be who I dream of being.

  • What steps do I need to take?

  • Where do I want to be?

  • How am I going to get there?

You are perfect, beautiful, and unique after tears and tantrums because you know none of this situation is yours to own. That's what you have been told all your life, and it's programmed self-talk that is on replay. You can't think, nor can you function as you are on autopilot.

Look up, look out there is light, and see your goal!

I decided that I am old and need a career that can support my family and me in the future.

I was a hairdresser and a mum with no experience in the study space since 1991. I earned a diploma in social media marketing online, and I loved it. I now am in my second year at university at the ripe age of my late 40s. By my 50th, I will have my degree, which was part of my goal, and a career that would earn me over $80,000 per year. I am changing my career and lifestyle without financial gain currently. I am struggling, but that will make me learn and cope with those things to come. Change your mindset is difficult by yourself, scream, reaching out talking it out is the best way forward.

Resilience to me is having a goal (these can change) but knowing the life has hard surfaces that hurt when we hit them is how we dust ourselves off and get back up.

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