Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Destination: Disappointment

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Who hasn't been here before? The shittiest valley of them all.

I rarely care to complain about life, because I am all to aware of how many fantastic people and times are in it. But sometimes, against all better judgements, you get your hopes up and when things don't work out, you come crashing down into Disappointment Valley. 

Luckily* you have Cold Reality and Broken Pride to cushion the fall.

The recent round of let downs has come unexpectedly and sans explanation. And being left with the outcome of dashed hopes is as bitter to swallow as it always has been. But trying to make sense of the senseless is about as useful as trying to unscramble an egg. So I don't dwell, cry or lay awake at night trying to pick the point where this journey took such an unexpected detour to Disappointment Valley via Brain-Breaking Point. So in lieu of anger, frustration or hurt, what is left but disappointment? 

I have a formula for disappointment:
All we can do is make peace with reality, be grateful for the lessons learned and keep on walking. 

The weight of disappointment never gets lighter, but you do learn how to deal with it better with knowledge and strengths gained from past experiences. 

No visit to Disappointment Valley is permanent. Some stays are longer than others, but I am quietly confident that this trip will be a short-lived one. So in the interim, I'll wear this sigh-face with the knowledge that I'll be better placed for the next bump in the road, whatever it may be. 

Often the best of destinations are the ones you have to first endure a bumpy ride to get to. So remember not to let temporary disappointments rattle your cage too much.

Yours in enduring chipperness,
Kat xx

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