Published October 19, 2010 by Soprano, Megan

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

I’ve never been one for quotes, but I’ve discovered just how much they can inspire you when you’re going through a tough time. I found the above one when I was going through some tough times with my music therapy internship and it seemed like everything and everyone was conspiring against me. Now when ever I’m down, I read it and remind myself that things HAVE to get bad before they can get good. This goes with anything.

I passed this quote on to my best friend yesterday after a long, tearful chat with her. I consider this friend two be my “sister” so when she hurts, I hurt too. I couldn’t sum up in one neat package the words she needed to hear so I passed along ‘ol Harriet’s quote. Anything to ease a friends pain.

Now I’m stuck in my own tough place. This time with my health. Having a mother to worry about me doesn’t help the situation and the fact that something serious could be going on enters my mind hourly during the day. Still, I continue to hold the mentality that  “tomorrow will be better” and that there are people out there who are worse off than myself. That seems to keep me going. That, and the fact that “the tide will turn”.

One thing that really irritates me is people who complain about THEIR life being the most busy and awful and terrible and working 40 hours a week is just so tiring. Well, you see, I work roughly 35 hours a week (because I have no choice), I go to school full-time, and I take voice lessons on top of all that. So don’t try and make it seem like your situation is the worst in the world because there are people out there who have it a lot worse. I just can’t begin to imagine and I pity the person who does more than I do!

But with that all being said, I try to remind myself that what I’m doing right now will make my life better in the long-run. I know for a fact it will. I’m just hanging on for dear life and hoping someone comes with a life preserver reallllllllllly soon!

Thanks, Ms. Beecher Stowe, for your continued inspiration.

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