A rollercoaster month
Posted: Monday, Sep. 03, 2012
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at email@example.com
Its funny how life has more ups and downs as you get older. I think those moments are always there, but as you gain more responsibilities, the up and downs become more noticeable.
This month in particular has been quite the rollercoaster for me. If it could go wrong medically, it pretty much did. At the beginning of the month, I had an ovarian cyst burst. There wasnt much the doctors could do, but the first few days were painful and exhausting. Two weeks later I was due to have an operation on my gum line. Well, the gum line issue grew worse, and I had to move the surgery up a week. I was out of work for 7 days and Im still healing. Finally, I visited a thyroid specialist last Thursday and learned I have Hashimotos disease.
I never imagined I could be so unlucky in such a short span of time. But in the end, the month finished on a good note. I found out that I made employee of the month and earned the highest bonus in my company. Alongside the excitement of my upcoming trip, it was just the news I needed.
This whole year has been that way for Robert and me. At the beginning of the year, it felt like we would never be able to afford our own place. Now weve been living in our own apartment for five months and couldnt be happier. Weve also had ups and downs with our careers, such as both of Roberts previous jobs closing down. Thankfully, a friend helped him get another job and we werent struggling for long.
When times are tough, it can be harder to see the silver lining; however, this month has reminded me how important it is to stay positive. Actually, this whole year has shown me that good news is always around the corner. It may take a little longer, but eventually even the worst circumstances turn around. So for the future, Ive decided to treat the up and down moments like the rollercoaster they are and enjoy the ride.
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