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Embracing Life’s Uncertainties

By Reem Motan, PharmD Candidate 2021, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Life oftentimes presents itself with many unforeseen circumstances. It can be hard to continue your daily routine when so many changes are occurring, and when multiple situations around the world start to overwhelm you. It can be difficult to remember that you are not alone, and that people worldwide are feeling similar emotions. To become aware that embracing life’s uncertainties rather than running away from them will allow for us to turn our struggles into strengths. To allow for situations such as those going on currently to unify us.

It’s not easy to climb over what feels like a massive wall made up of fear, frustration, and anxiety. However, overcoming different challenges in life comes with feelings of fulfillment and self-actualization. The ability to realize that you are stronger than your circumstances. That your failures are what drive you to do things differently in life. That your situation might feel more frustrating before it begins to get better.

There will be people who can serve as a support system for us in life and who can encourage us to persevere through our trials. However, it is still up to us to want to make changes in our lives to better our circumstances. To invest the time in educating ourselves on issues occurring in today’s society, and to take actions that lead to impactful changes. To have the willingness to step forward into growth instead of stepping back into our comfort zones. To gather enough courage to have that breakthrough and to make it past that area of life that most people can’t make it through.

It is up to us to want to make efforts to get to a better place in life. To push ourselves past our breaking points to allow for growth to occur. To understand that motivation is not the determinant of success, and instead, having grit and tenacity are. To have the ability to not only change our circumstances but to evolve it to something greater.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

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