Sometimes You Just Need To Hit Rock Bottom 

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Yesterday was not a good day.

It started early, 3.27am, the moment I woke with a jolt from a sad dream. The kind which leaves you wondering for a moment or two; was it real or maybe a sneak peak into the future? I glanced at the clock defeated in the reality that I needed to get back to sleep if I was going to face the day ahead without dragging my sorry, tired but around the house. While I lay there trying to force the bad thoughts out of my head and crawl back up to my natural optimism I heard a noise from my son’s room.

Sleepily walking across the pitch black room, I misjudged the door opening and ‘wham’ walked straight into the door frame, taking the full force on my mouth, sending my braces into my lips and my head flying back. I’d done that walk many, many times before and as my mouth filled up with blood I knew, that no matter how hard I tried, it was going to be a bad day.

I’m a positive person naturally, always looking for the good in a situation and tackling obstacles and problems with a “que sera sera” approach. Things happen for a reason and sometimes you just have to let karma do it’s thing. But yesterday I struggled to find any positivity, not a scrap. A big black cloud loomed heavily on my shoulders and with it a niggling worry that it wouldn’t go.

I been warned there’d be days like this as I stepped on the rocky road of the end of my marriage. Shrugging off the mere thought, that I was in full control of the situation and that this was a good thing. But as I wallowed in self-pity with a fat lip and pain in my neck, I realised that I’d already had a few days like this, only this one was much worse. I’d hit rock bottom.

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And that was when it struck me,  I needed those bad days to appreciate the good ones.

That when you hit rock bottom it gives you a gauge to all your other days and it’s only when you get that low that you begin to get a real sense of appreciation of how good it feels to see the positive.

And slowly I clawed back some of my natural optimism.

So why am I sharing this?

Why am I spilling out the very core of my deepest darkest days?

Because I wanted to let anyone else who’s struggling to see that positivity I bang on about on here so often. That there will be a rainbow after your rain. That sometimes, just sometimes, when everything seems to be falling apart, they’re actually falling in to place and once those moments are here, you’ll appreciate it so much more and see it for what it is.

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7 Comments

  1. Tina
    6th November 2016 / 9:12 am

    So so true…You can’t really truly appreciate the highs, until you’ve seen the lows! Hope you didn’t damage the brace. 🙂

  2. 6th November 2016 / 11:25 pm

    I can relate to this post although my ‘low’ isn’t for the same reason. I’ve had days like this recently but yes, can still remember the good ones and that’s important. Poor you. Sounds very Ouchie! Take care.

  3. 12th November 2016 / 12:42 pm

    I hit rock bottom the other week and almost fell apart, it did indeed highlight the better times and make it more positive for the future.

    • 12th November 2016 / 3:14 pm

      Sorry to hear that Rachel, hope it was a quick climb back up for you. I don’t think the short days during this time of year help much

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    17th November 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I am so sorry. I understand you. it is very difficult sometimes to overcome obstacles.
    I am sure that everything will be great soon!

  5. 23rd November 2016 / 6:46 am

    Great post. Very relatable. You really do need to hit those awful lows before you can’t appreciate the positives in life. X

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