A Step Up From Failure

There’s been too many times in my life where I have felt lost, felt that the lights were out. I didn’t know which way to turn or who to turn to, but each time, I got through it.
People may tell you that they always have bad, that they have nothing in their life, and although I wish them nothing but good fortune, I believe that they themselves are part to blame.
True, sometimes people simply can’t help but live a bad life, sometimes it’s against their will, but a lot of the time, there’s always a way to push forward. Learn from your mistakes.
When I lost my job, I was devastated. My world came crashing down within a single week. Imagine having a happy life: your own flat with your partner, a dog, a good paying job, and a car. Imagine having all that you wanted, and it being taken away from you in a fraction of the time in which you gained it.
I was stupid, so I lost my job, I was reckless, so I never saved any money, I was heartless, so I lost my partner, I was broken, so I lost my flat. The only thing I didn’t lose, was my Beagle, Lola. She was the only face that remained the same. No matter how hard times were, she’d always welcome me home with a cuddle and a wagging tail.
I learned something from that tough, unforgiving month: routine. I bet you’re a little confused, yes? Bare with me on this.
My days were all over the place; I’d stay up incredibly late, have slow days at work, have days where I would allow my grumpiness to affect my partner, and even forget to take my dog out for a walk. Routine helped me change all of that.
When you get used to something, like waking up at a specific time, it becomes second nature, you almost forget that you have to do it. I lost my way, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose yours.
There will be times in life where you feel the world is against you. But believe me when I say that only you can turn it around. You’ve done something wrong in the past, so make sure it doesn’t happen again, get into a new routine, and you’ll soon realise that turning your life around will be a lot easier than you currently realise.

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