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Tripping over life’s little bumps in the road

Sharon Pillai
ILLUMINATION

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Photo by Kostiantyn Li on Unsplash

The happiest I have felt in a good, long time started like this.

My phone began to not work intermittently. Sometimes it would turn on properly, sometimes it wouldn’t. After scouring Google I tried several fixes that worked for a time. Then the problem killed my phone and it stopped working altogether.

Admittedly, when such things happen in my life I am completely unnerved. Crap. Now I have to do something, talk to someone, fork out money to replace the broken thing. I am greatly averse to making any kind of change or accommodation to the new bump I’m tripping over in my path. This is mainly due to the fact that I love serenity. I adore things staying relatively the same. I hate adverse winds. Everytime they blow I hunker down in a muttering, grumbly mess. My placid predictability has been usurped.

But in hindsight, it occurs to me that when the annoying dissonance of life happens it is also not entirely a bad thing. It forces me to stretch, to learn something new, to grow. Things staying exactly the same does not create this outcome. Not that I don’t try to learn and grow when everything is hunky dory. But it’s all within my comfort zone. The added dimension of stretching further than where I’m comfortable means I’m exercising muscles that have gone dormant or…

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Sharon Pillai
ILLUMINATION

I'd like to think I have wit and grit. I like the right hemisphere of my brain more than the left. I need the left though for the words.