If you’re a Walking Dead fan, you know where this comes from – and what it means:
“This Pain Will Be Useful To You.”
The last time I left you, I had written about another Latin saying: “Dulcius Ex Asperis”, it’s mostly coincidental that I come back to you now at a time where another Latin phrase with the potential for powerful meaning nudges its way into our current vernacular, but also honestly, after hearing it on the show, it seemed like a good opportunity to jump back on and write something since I haven’t in quite sometime.
As life seems to get more and more… complicated, the idea of enduring some sort of struggle or having to overcome an obstacle in order to get to a place of… solace, success, peace…or whatever it is has been that sort of creed that I’ve held on to as I attempt to endure and overcome. I can tell you already, it has been MONUMENTALLY more difficult than I ever thought it would be.
“The Great Wisconsin Experiment” has officially ended. The house that we bought as part of a relocation package from my first job in Wisconsin (see last post), will be put up for sale in the upcoming weeks. My children have had to leave their friends and schooling to start anew, and one of the biggest reasons for us moving up there – my wife not having to work – has been revoked, as she has now begun working again. We are staying with my wife’s sister and her husband down in Bloomington, Indiana, who have been kind and caring enough to open their home up to me, my children and our dog. We are lucky to have a place to stay and that my wife has highly in-demand skills to find a job very quickly.
As a part of Generation X, I am part of the last generation to have witnessed first hand the “Old School” mentality of what it meant for a husband to be a provider and work at a job regardless of fulfillment or happiness; because that is what they were “supposed” to do. In my next post, I’ll fill in a little bit about how things got to where they are, and what the future may hold for me and my professional life as well as if through difficulty there is sweetness, or if this pain is inevitably useful… stay tuned!
Sincerely In Learning,