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What’s the worst that could happen?

Just needed to put things into perspective…literally

In recent days, my life feels like it’s been flipped on its side, and every time I’ve tried to get up, I’ve fallen mercilessly into a dark pit where I would wallow and kick and scream. A bit dramatic, but there ya go. In short, I’ve had to come to face some tough truths in order to make tough decisions. When truth and all its ugliness stared me in the face, I felt myself crumble to bits, along with my confidence. I had no warning for this to come my way, and as soon as the first truth hit, it was like the whole wave of realisations that I’ve been hiding from all caught up to me. So I’ve been calling family, friends, mentors, confidantes for the past few afternoons, trying to make sense of my next steps.

The best thing to come of this is that I have much to be thankful for in anticipation of Thanksgiving this weekend. My friends and family have been generous with their time and words, sometimes beyond what I deserve, I think. Their objectivity have helped me see things more clearly, and their ability to tell me their true opinions without any one of us cringing makes me happy that I have such great friends. The most important thing I’ve learned is that I can make whatever decision I want, and these people will all still be here, living out the consequences of my decision with me. And they have given me perspective to make my decisions in the form of the most comforting words I can ask for right now – “What’s the worst that can happen?”

Indeed, what is the worst? When compared to much worse things that can happen, or even, have happened…the consequences of my decisions now don’t seem to be as daunting.

So this post is for my lovely friends. Thank you for reminding me to put things into perspective, and for reassuring me that you’ll always be there for me.

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Sabrina Thursday 4 October 2012, 16:51

    Hang in there Sandy! Sending lots of positive thoughts and strength your way! :)

    • mango Thursday 4 October 2012, 18:38

      Thanks Sabrina! It’s also a super nice feeling to know someone reads my blog! :)

  • Kasia Thursday 4 October 2012, 18:58

    It’s ’cause we all love you so much :)

    • mango Monday 22 October 2012, 13:03


  • Jenn Stark Friday 5 October 2012, 23:46


    • mango Monday 22 October 2012, 13:03

      Thanks Jenn!

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