Life will throw at you it's best and its worst, both the good and the bad. It yields moments of weakness and periods of strength, people who are ignorant and those who are very perceptive. Joy is only maintained by defeating the negative by acknowledging the positive and growing its presence in this world.
Two months ago today, Naveen and I were married, but for the majority of those two months we have been apart. I just got home now around 9pm from a productive but emotionally difficult day at work. With all that in mind as I walked home tonight, I began to develop the thoughts that made up what I wrote at the beginning of this post, and I'm beginning to once again feel armed with the courage to persevere through my recent anxiety and keep my focus. I have to decide to remember why I am here, what changes I desire, and what I can do to help the situation. I've been praying for a lot of change on a lot of levels, and I think that my hopes are reasonable and attainable so long as I don't allow myself to sink into despair about why things just aren't magically the way I had always thought they would be at this time in my life. Because of the way things are right now, it's easy to forget how much work it took to get here, and how many people have helped me and encouraged me along the way. But as I mentioned before, I think the only way to achieve a better mentality and better results is to acknowledge the positive and do what I can to encourage others and thank them for being who they are, and as for myself, continue to reach for solutions.
Thanks and all my love to my parents, my sister, and all my extended family and in-laws and very special friends who have taught me well and supported me through all my endeavors. If you're reading this, I'm sure you are one of those people, and you mean a lot to me. And as for Naveen, who embodies all these things, and completes my existence on this earth, I love you and I know there is light just around the corner for both of us, if we just keep trying. Thanks again, all, and best wishes till next time.