They say you don’t really know yourself until you’re faced with adversity–when the most important thing to you vanishes.
Sometimes, you make time for yourself. You get in your car and you turn the radio’s volume all the way up to its limit. You make tea for yourself right before bed. You write in your journal.
Other times, you have time with yourself. You contemplate the thoughts running through your mind. You sit in the dark with absolute silence. You replay every moment from the last 72 hours. You eat ice cream for dinner.
Eventually, these two situations mold. You numbly watch your favorite television show, and watch the characters go about their lives while knowing nothing of your own. You eventually turn the lights on and sit in silence. You remember to eat a sustainable meal. You remember to pray.
Without the latter, you can never move forward to find what is about to come.
Lauren is a Ball State University alumna with a Bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. She enjoys breakfast for dinner with a side of literary enjoyment.