TOEDWY

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

TOEDWY was brought to life by the craziest people in the world, the United States Navy Seals. It might just look like six simple words, but together the meaning is powerful. Those six words let you know and remind you that life is hard, and it’s not always easy. It can be challenging and you could be getting your butt kicked or you’re in a slump somedays.

It doesn’t matter where you are in life, we are all on different paths and different journeys in our life. That’s what makes it so special and so unique for all of us every day. From another person’s perspective and looking at you every day. Seeing the way, you’re going about your life and schedule, it might not look so bad. But on the inside your freaking out, and your reaching your boiling point. Any moment you’re going to explode and just snap.

How Will You React

The day is over and here’s where we screw up sometimes. We let whatever happens the day before, or a few days earlier transition over to the next day. Now I get it, depending on what happens it might take longer to get over or recover from. I’m not heartless, I truly understand haha. I’m just saying depending on what the situation is and what happens to us. Just remember that was yesterday, and today is a new day. There will be new adventures waiting in front of us, on our path that we are walking on every day.

What if something knocks you down and it’s a heavy punch to the gut, what do you do? Do you fall to your knees crying and begging for help? Think about your situation and what maybe happened to you recently? For me, going back to my earlier years. I would have kept it to myself and not told many people. It’s easy to keep everything bottled up because of my past. I became such a private person over the years because of the issues I was battling every day.

Poor Attitude

Honestly, it was a no-brainer for me to keep everything bottled up inside of me. I didn’t like the situation God put me in. I didn’t like who he created and the issues he placed on my shoulders from an early age. At a young age, I thought I was being punished and I screwed up. The hatred toward myself was worse than you can ever imagine, I truly HATED myself for a long time and for many years. That’s when I became such a tuff critic toward myself. It all started at an early age, which isn’t good.

My poor attitude and my lack of maturity I had, tied in with the hatred that Peter had for Peter. Well, it was a ruthless combination. Within the last few years, as sad as it sounds. I only started to love Peter and who I was starting to become. I do know the last few years it changed, I can count them on one hand. In case you didn’t know, I’ll be 28 in two days. So roughly 24 years I didn’t like Peter, I couldn’t stand being in the same room with Peter. Now how do you think that made me feel? If I didn’t like being with myself, imagine what I was picturing about what others might think of me?

I Was Wrong

Now there were good days and plenty of them, don’t get me wrong. Through those tuff years and growing up and living under this dark cloud for most of my life. I know those hard years were turning me into the person I was meant to become. God has blessed me more then I deserve, I truly believe that and I know I’m very lucky. It was just my mindset and attitude that got the best of me most of the time. It was the voices inside my own head is what controlled me and kept kicking my butt every day.

To be honest I have been obsessed with Navy Seals since the day I started reading Lone Survivor. I was maybe 19 when I finished that book, and the first book I think I ever read cover to cover in my life. Plus, I actually enjoyed reading it, it was freaking me out. Did Peter enjoy reading? No, that can’t be right, those words can’t be in the same sentence, that has to be a mistake?

Embrace The Suck 

It’s true, I hate reading I still hate it to this day I won’t lie about that. But Peter, you want to be an author and write books, how can that be? Well, it’s true I want to do that for a living. With my disability it made me think outside of the box. It helped build my creative side and looking at The World Through My Dyslexic Eyes with a different perspective. It’s also true in the last three years I have read almost 40 books. What does that tell you? I’m determined to become a better reader, and I want to learn from successful people and better myself.

I’ll never enjoy reading, I get too distracted, I can’t sit in one place for a long period of time and I’m a slow reader. But I do it because I know it’s good for me and I’m learning something new. That’s why I have to be disciplined to do it. It’s not always going to be easy, and neither will your life and the path your on every day. That’s what makes it so fun, that’s why you can’t stop no matter what happened the day before. Whatever comes your way might be hard for you, and yesterday turned out to be easier than today. Becuase yesterday is making you stronger and helping prepare you for what’s next and what’s being placed on your shoulders with the days to come. Learn from those hard days and never forget, The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.

 

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