You’re just about to step out from under your parents’ umbrella for good – and the something leaves you flat on your back again. It’s hard, especially if your “unexpected interruption” includes health issues which make you unable to perform tasks you could easily do before. No one likes it, especially not college-aged students.
We’re finding our independence for the first time and enjoying it.
Through my own experience, though, I’ve learned some helpful lessons about dealing with the unexpected when it gets in the way of your college and life plans. When something really big and serious interrupts your perfect plan for the next four years, it’s really easy to fall into negativity.
It’s really easy to feel like nothing is going the way you want and everything is falling apart. No matter how important the moment seems, the future is always bigger.
My hospital stay was brightened immediately the first time that I started writing again.
No situation is so big that it should be able to rob you of who you are and what you love.Often the way that we plan things out isn’t really the best for us, anyway.When life gets in the way, the only thing you can do is be flexible with the changes and move on. Perhaps new choices have been opened up for you because of this little bump in the road.What happened is done, and there’s nothing you can do about it now.I spent far too long in the hospital dwelling on how things could have been instead of how they were.Difficulties pass, but your friends, family, and passions are most likely going to stick around for quite awhile. How could living through a problem like this help you somewhere down the road?Having brain surgery gave me more experiences to write about. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been getting more and more independent over the past years and loving it.After all, without the darkness, we’d never be able to see the stars.While everything you learn in college is important, there are some teachings that may come in handy more so in life than, say, how to balance the most complicated chemistry equations.Make it a point to look for good things like that in the situation when your plans are interrupted before or during your college experience.Yes, it’s frustrating when plans we’ve had for months don’t work out the way that we wanted, but in the long run it may be better.