The question really should be; Why not me?
It never fails, when I think I have it really bad, I hear a story from someone who really, really had it bad. Some of those people have not only survived what ever it was, but actually thrived because of it.
When I pause, reframe my life, then look with new eyes, it changes everything. Especially after some time passes. I can look back over some of the worst times in my life and seen growth and good come out of them.
Of course when we're in the middle of a crisis, it's hard to look beyond it. Or fight change, yea, I had that one down. Change did come, and I realized, I was the one awfulizing it. If I had only fallen on my faith, the change could have been an adventure, not a terror.
Today, Ed and I are planning a move to a smaller house. Instead of awfulizing, I am trying to see the adventure in it. The renovations we can do to make it home. The thought of having no mortgage!
The truth is, I don't particularly want to move, at the same time I know it's going to happen. Therefore, I'm embracing the process and enjoying my, now, home while we're here. Believing it's happening for us, not to us.
Fantasizing the freedom to enjoy the journey effortlessly.