Are You Ready To Be A 'WARRIOR'

5/5/20231 min read

Life can throw unexpected challenges our way, and sometimes people tell us we have to be ready for them. But what does that really mean? Does being ready make the pain less intense or the heartache easier to bear? Does it make us stronger or weaker? It's hard to say.

I can personally relate to this. I wasn't ready for the toughest moments in my life, like losing my father. It was a devastating blow that hit me out of nowhere. Just a month before he passed, he was showing me some cool tricks. But then, I saw him lying there with his eyes closed, and it was like my world stopped spinning. As a child, I was not equipped to handle that kind of loss.

Moving from my hometown to a new state was also a difficult transition. Even though I was returning to my native place, I wasn't prepared to adjust to a different culture, language, and way of life. It was a struggle, especially since I was still dealing with the trauma of losing my father.

Truth be told, I was never really prepared for any of the hardships that came my way. I wasn't ready to study far away from my mom. When I was in school, she came with me to help me get admitted to a boarding school. When I went to college, my uncle took me to a military boarding school. But when I came to a completely different state for my master's degree, I had to do it alone. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but I still missed my family. This time, though, I felt like my dad was there with my mom to say goodbye. It was a bittersweet moment, but it gave me strength.

In life, we can't always prepare for everything, but we can prepare for something. Being ready doesn't mean we won't feel pain, but it allows us to have right expectations. We brace ourselves for the impact and stand our ground. And if we're ready for it, then 'Welcome to the World of Warriors'.