Accept with an exception

Lately in life, I’ve had to say this a lot. “Oh well.” “It happens.” “Who knows.” I was lying in bed last night about to put on Netflix when I decided instead to look up inspirational quotes on Pinterest. It actually didn’t start with inspiration. I googled. “quotes on feeling like shit.” but then as I looked through them I realized that they really didn’t relate to how I was feeling at all so I shifted to a more positive page. It was then that I stumbled upon this quote “Sometimes you have to accept things the way they are and move on.”

Tears started to roll down my face because that is exactly what I needed to read. I talked in therapy the other day that I have three different people living inside of me and I never know who to listen to. I have the one person who wants facts for everything. Known facts for why things happen. The end. This is the reason. Then there is the person inside of me who doesn’t want to know anything or care at all and just let things be the way they are. It’s just how it is. Then there is the person inside of me who wants a metaphysical reason for being; wants to know that there is a divine reasoning for everything that happens. The sprits said you will get this so you will get this. These three lucky ladies get to constantly talk to each other every day and I’m the lucky lady who has to choose who to listen to.

That is why this quote hit me to hard. It’s kind of a version of all three.  For me, sometimes the only way I can deal with anything or move on or move sideways or forward or back or any place really is to just realize that I have to and there is no other choice. If I want to keep going, I have to just keep going and I can spend all day asking why or just move on to other things. It’s what has made me the stronger person I am. And when I can accept things the way they are and move on, it helps. It doesn’t make it easier or better or right or wrong. It just helps. So for now I accept until I find an exception. Then I’ll find a new quote.


One thought on “Accept with an exception

  1. I like the way you put this. “Three different people.” I feel that shift often, but I never thought of it that way- different pieces of myself that make up the collective whole. I’d expressed this more clearly the first time I wrote it, but then spent 20 minutes trying to log into wordpress so I could actually leave the comment…

    …Oh well. Who knows. 🙂

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