After Every Storm There is a Rainbow

This past week has been tough for me.  There has been a lot of self-doubt, reflection and another minor injury.  I strive to be as positive as I can in every area of my life, but sometimes those negative thoughts and feelings creep in and rear their ugly head.  I often find it hard to break free of those feelings and and feel like I’m spiraling out of control…hence my current funk.

So last night when I left CrossFit a giant storm came rolling in.  I was driving to the store and was in awe of these amazing clouds.

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Storm2I’ve always had a healthy fear of storms since I was a kid, but I find them incredibly fascinating at the same time.  I really appreciate both the beauty and sheer force of nature.  I sat for a few minutes watching the clouds and then went into the store as the first rain drops fell.

By the time I came out, the storm had quickly passed and the sun was peaking out.  And then I saw this…

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Yeah, yeah…I shouldn’t be taking photos while driving, I know, but the rainbow was following me home!  But there is something so magical about rainbows, right?  How can something so beautiful come out of something so destructive?

So it made me start thinking…all this doubt, all this fear, all this negativity have just been hindering my ability to move forward.  It’s like a turbulent storm that’s been brewing and I’m stuck in some crazy funnel cloud.  I need to move past it, get my head together and focus on my goals.  I need to realize that difficult times are just thrown in our way to make us stronger.  It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Walt Disney…

480624_10151535561670359_575194562_nThere will always be a beautiful rainbow at the end of every storm and I just need to focus on that when feeling doubtful.  I have an amazing support system of family, friends and readers who help me realize that I am important and what I do means something, even if I forget that.  I just need to “Keep Moving Forward!”

 How do you find your rainbow?

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