I give up when the going gets hard.
That's it. I'm done, there's nothing left.
But then I think about the what ifs. What if I had kept going? What if I had kept my dream alive?
I'm trying something different. I'm opening myself up to the idea that even if all the work I put in goes nowhere, I tried. Because trying means I made an effort. Because trying means I did want I wanted to do, give hope and my dreams a chance.
Barriers make us rethink and overthink. Is this the right direction? Am I going to accomplish my goal(s)? Am I going to make it?
Barriers stop us from obtaining the things we've worked for time after time. It halts us in our tracks, sometimes without a reason.
For me, barriers told me that I wouldn't make it through school.
Barriers told me that being a single mother was more than I could handle.
Barriers told me that I wouldn't reignite my passion.
But the barriers lied.
You see, in order to not allow our barriers to define us, we must remain in a positive mindset. We must always believe in ourselves even when those stupid chips are stacked against us (cliche, I know). We do not put our future in the hands of our barriers. We fight and we keep moving forward with our heads held high.
Goodby barriers, hello...anything.