Here is another post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube
My theory on life – It has to rain a lot in a life before the sun pokes its head through the clouds. There’s no saying how long the rain could last for or how many clouds will gather above you. Life is unpredictable But please remember, beautiful things blossom from the rain and they take time to do this, so don’t think you’re losing time. You are right where you need to be at this moment in time. The rain might last for a day, a week, a month, a few months, a year or a few (etc.) but the sun will rise again, and you’ll realise that everything that has happened to you in your life has been leading up to this moment.
So learn to dance in the rain. It’s the best thing about the rain. And learning to hurdle over things throughout the rain only makes you a stronger person. Things may not work out, but that’s alright because you will find your balance and teach you how to avoid the things that trip you up. So as you progress you will make mistakes. It’s a simple fact of fact of life. But we all do. And we all go through patches of stormy weather. Everyone experiences the bad times life can bring – they just don’t happen at the same time; you might be going through something while your friends are not, because come to think of it that would make this earth catastrophic! You need to learn to be content with what you’ve got. So that if you ever get more you will appreciate it. And if the bad times leave you with less you will be grateful for what you have left. This is no easy feat. You need to know that while everyone is not going through the same type of crisis’ you can be sure that at some point they will go through it. You never know what might be going on behind the scenes of someone’s happy exterior. They could be genuinely happy but most of the time people are just putting on a show.