Your Story Matters
We each have a story, whether we like it or not, your story and mine is being shaped and told right now.
This is an inspiring quote that I once heard:
“The rest of your life is a long time and whether you know it or not, it’s being shaped right now. You can choose to blame your circumstances on fate, or bad luck, or bad choices, or you can fight back. Things aren’t always going to be fair in the real world, that’s just the way it is. But for the most part, you get what you give. Let me ask you all a question; what’s worse, not getting everything you wished for or getting it all and finding out it’s not enough. The rest of your life is being shaped right now with the dreams you chase, the choices you make, and the person you decide to be. The rest of your life is a long time and the rest of your life starts right now.”-Bethany Joy Lenz
This quote really stuck with me for so many reasons… One reason is, it doesn’t matter how young or old we are, our life and stories are being shaped right now, even though it may feel like the rest of our life is a very long time from now. But, if you really think about it, our story starts when we are born. The other reason is that we all have a story to tell and its up to us on how we are going to tell it. The story we were given means everything for some, they will blame others for the life they have lived and the circumstance they are in, while others will fight for a better and brighter future and rise up from what they have to hopefully something much better.
We all have a story to tell, we all have our own unique and personal story and that’s why your story matters. Mine isn’t all that very different than the next person walking down the street, but my story does have a part in the many chapters that we call life.
I sometimes wish that I had a different story to tell. After going through all the pain and heartache of being diagnosed with CRPS, I started to realize that maybe I was that one person picked among so many others to have this diagnosis in order to help those who also are struggling and fighting the same illness as I am. Maybe, I was picked to raise my voice, to share my story, and tell others about CRPS.