On some days I tend to reminisce about how quickly time as passed. The older I get the more frequently I reminisce. I notice that people my age nowadays are project managers or directors or in some position of authority. I wonder if I could have made it there if I hadn't been laid off. Sometimes I wonder where I would be if I still had a job or a boyfriend. I picture myself living in my own apartment, riding my motorcycle to work everyday. Spending happy hour and nights with a boyfriend. It's nice to imagine the what-if's, but self-destructive if I dwell on it.
Having been "unemployed", living at home and car-less for the past two years, I've come to realize something both very bitter and uplifting about life. Life doesn't stop... it just keeps going. It's bitter because you may struggle to keep up with it or find yourself lost and unable to move on. However, it's entirely uplifting if when I remember that no matter what hardships I encounter, life keeps moving; new opportunities will come. Life continues to present me with happiness and things to keep me moving.
I think the way life works is all part of God's plan to give us hope and keep us motivated.