The 54th Deadline: To Rebuild

The 54th Deadline: Regardless of failure or success, you learn. Life grants people so many chances to get it right.

As I continue to rebuild my life from the ground up, I realize some people will mock me along the way. I understand some people will try to undermine what I have gone through and what I have done to make it this far. Ultimately, at the end of the day, I need to brush them off and continue with what I am doing.

This is my journey to complete. Not theirs. These have been my personal struggles to bear. People have come and gone along the way. I have lost friends, made new ones and then different individuals continue to make an impact on my life. All in all, these encounters shape me into someone else. I am building something I did not envision years ago. I just cannot allow others to topple it all over before it is all done.


I need to find strength and some sense of resolve when doubt starts to form. I cannot keep subjecting myself to such negative nonsense. I am inconsistent because I suffer from various highs and lows. There is no steady foundation to build upon when everything is always so wonky.

Alas, this is all part of the challenge for me. I cannot waste time being envious of others. Achievement is just around the corner. I just need to get there. No matter what.

No one ever said that this would be easy, nor do I want it to be simple and straightforward. Everything happens for a reason, and I do believe the universe has something special in store for me if I continue down this uncertain path.

Surprises are fun, after all.

“Hope is my catalyst.” — Nhan Pham

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Originally published at The 54th Deadline.

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