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Read When: You're Readjusting

After trials, hard times, or even simple breaks from routine, it can be difficult to find normal again.

Read When: You're Readjusting
How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back?-Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings

In my time of transition, as one does when going through the process of becoming an adult, I've come to realize that many places, people, things, and situations just don't feel the same as they once did. I once thought this was due to the basic change all things go through over time and I have simply missed the process of said change. And yet, recently I have come to realize that it is me that has changed and so the effects of these places, people, or things are now also different.

So what do we do? How do we go back to the way things were, to what is deemed as "normal"?

In truth, we can't. We have changed and change is a permanent, even if unwanted, thing. We can only change more but never go back.

I have mourned this fact a fair bit lately, finding myself wondering what might have been if I hadn't experienced the highs and, more recently, lows that took me out of my "normal" routine. Is there a way back to my normal?

No. But I am working on finding my new normal.

However, this isn't the easiest process in the world. It doesn't negate frustrations that arise with my lack of motivation. Or the ease at which I cry recently. Or how I can't seem to wrap my head around the realities even though I have lived through them.

In all honesty, as stated before, I am still processing, still trying to find who I am now on the other side. And more than likely I will probably repeat this process several times in the course of my life.

But I think what gets me through is the peace in knowing that my God never changes. He is perfect and He loves me. It helps to have someone consistent in my life that is always and will always be by my side.

It won't be easy. But there is no use dwelling on what was or could have been. I suppose the only option left is to look to what is, who I am. What use is there pretending any other?

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