Ups and Downs

It seems that life is like a sine graph. Do you guys remember that from trigonometry?  Sine, cosine and tangent??  I don't.  But I remember what the graph looked like.  Anyways, I remember as a freshman in college, I went to my brother's computer engineering lab.  He showed me the results of his (very) complicated experiment that he was working on, but all it looked like was a sine graph to me.... you know.. like a consistent, rhythmic wave.

So today that got me thinking... life sometimes seems so complicated, but really it's just a sine graph with consistent ups and downs.  You can't really have an up without a down or down without a up or it'd just be a mountain or just a valley.  When I'm in a "down" my life seems soooo complicated and I feel like such a girl for getting overwhelmed with everything.  Then in an "up" I feel like life is so carefree, but actually a complex combination of events and circumstances has brought me to that place of up.

There will consistently be ups and downs in life.  I think it's nice to take a step back and see the "sine graph" of life, and remind myself to continue to pursue happiness for myself despite my time of up or down.

Life's kind of great like that.

p.s. Little known fact... I love Abe Lincoln and have read a ton of biographies about him.