As the days pass, I wonder what it means to be a daily warrior. As much as I would like to be cheerful and positive all the time, that’s just not the way life works.
There are days when I feel
bruised, broken, and shattered. In those times, I might not want to go outside or even bother with anything in my life. I may withdraw from the world, keeping my social contact to a minimum.
I didn’t want to show that side of me, because this is a DAILY WARRIORS blog. As the creator and founder,
I’m supposed to be brave. I’m supposed to have my life together. Isn’t that how it should be? How else can I write about the motivational or inspirational things?
I realize that this way of thinking is wrong. I hope to inspire and motivate others, but this is also a personal account of who I am and what I go through. That includes the dark clouds and the storms.
I want this to be real.
The truth is… I’m afraid.
I’m afraid almost all the time. I tend to think too much and feel too much.
Life overwhelms me. The past haunts me. The future scares me.
But I keep holding on. I keep moving forward.
There are seasons when I end up taking several steps backwards, and it gets frustrating. But I won’t give up.
I won’t give up trying to overcome my weaknesses.
I won’t give up believing that I am stronger than my past, and I am not what I have been through.
I won’t give up having faith, no matter how many doubts try to devour my thoughts.
Three things have remained constant in my life.
- God has always been there to guide me through everything, even when I didn’t feel it to be true or I had my back turned away from Him.
- Becoming a better person is a daily choice I have to make.
- Having emotional and moral support is a vital part of my self-development.
I might write about my life story in its entirety one day, and I’ve barely started. It’s going to be difficult, but my heart is set to share it with the world. For now, I can only share what I’m comfortable with, so I am taking it one post at a time.
My triumph as a daily warrior is not possible without the people who support me every step of the way. This is part of the reason I’ve decided to add the person I trust the most as a new author to this blog. I am amazed at how strong he has been in handling me at my worst (believe me, it’s been pretty ugly at times), that I believe his viewpoint will add a different perspective to what it’s like to be a daily warrior. There will be stories that only he can tell.
This blog will continue to be a mind map of all the things that help and inspire us to be better. As we write whatever comes to mind, we will always hope that someone else will read it and be equally inspired. And at times, feel the pain.
I hope with all my heart that when you step into this space, you will feel that you are not alone. Because the truth about being a warrior is… we are stronger together.