If only life were really like a TV show that ran a laugh track and problems were solved in 22 minutes. Maybe that’s why I often miss working in entertainment. The ending could always be rewritten. In real life we all know that is not the case. Something else happens though when we are faced with obstacles or tribulations. Although we may not get to rewrite our endings, we can recreate our main character. Some days when juggling a busy schedule of work, workouts, husband, step-children, family, friends, errands, cleaning, etc. we feel like we don’t have the strength or the stamina to get it all done. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and pressed for time. Sometimes outside forces come crashing through your neat little life and twist it upside down like a tornado. And all you can do is pick up the pieces and try to put your life back together again. This weekend for me was one of extremes. Friday I was on top of the world, floating on a cloud, without a care. My face hurt from smiling. Sunday my world came screeching to a halt, my heart was broken and my eyes hurt from crying. For a moment yesterday, I was lost and didn’t know how I could pick up the pieces and patch life back together again because I had forgotten how strong I was. I had forgotten how much happiness I deserved to have. Standing at the bottom of this mountain and looking up, I know it’s going to take a lot of work and dedication, just like so many things in life. The difference is, today I’m not scared. When your world flips upside down, you just have to find a new way out of the hole. Rewrite your character and remember that in all circumstances, you are the only thing you can control. Be okay with that. Embrace it and make the best of it. Remind yourself everyday how strong you are and that nothing and no one can hold you back unless you let them.