Hold Your Head Up

“Hold your head up, there’s a light in the sky.
I know you’re fed up, but you must try to survive.
Each moment’s precious, don’t let life pass you by-
Keep focused, keep your eyes on the prize.” — Hold Your Head Up by Macklemore

As I’m trying to push through all of the stress that is weighing me down, this song plays on my Thumbprint Pandora station.

I’m really struggling to keep up with everything right now. I’m overwhelmed and sometimes I feel so down that I don’t know what to do. But I have to keep trying and working. I can see my goals in the distance. I will obtain them.

Good timing, Macklemore, as always.

It won’t get easier.

When people talk about my master’s program and being a teacher, they always say “it’ll get easier.” I don’t think they realize just how wrong they are. Nothing in life gets easier. We mostly become accustom to our challenges and learn new ways of coping with our struggles. In my short life I have walked many animals across the Rainbow Bridge. Each time has never been less difficult. The pain was always just as deep. I simply learned to conceal it or think about the situation in a different light. It never made it easier, but it helped me learn to make it through my grief.

Rest in peace, Baby. You will be missed and I will take care of Buddy until you meet again…