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  • Writer's pictureJesseñia

Think Speed bumps NOT Road blocks

We are 13 days into the new year and I've got to be honest - I've already disappointed myself in a couple of ways. There were conversations that I wish went better, some I wish didn't even happen, books I should be farther into, and I thought my self-discipline would be a bit stronger. All of these things would have been enough to let a younger version of myself think so deep into these disappointments that I would have let go of some of my goals, but a friend of mine once told me to think of disappointments as speed bumps rather than road blocks.

I'm here today reminding myself and to encourage you to do the same. There are little disappointments, and big disappointments (some of which have even brought me to tears), but no matter the size, it is just a speed bump. You may not make it to your destination as fast as you thought, or hoped, but it is NOT the end of the journey. You may have to reset, forgive yourself, pray for more strength, or even ask for help, but all of those things are okay. You may have been down, but you are not finished. Your destination still awaits you with open arms. Victory is still possible despite any disappointments.

Disappointments are speed bumps and not road blocks.

Read that again.

Read it again slower.

It is my prayer that today you continue your journey with vigor and confidence, going over your speed bumps with an undeterred spirit. Remind yourself that what matters is that you reach your goal, and not how long it takes you to do it.

Hablamos pronto,

Jesseñia Melise

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This is my determined face. My Can't-stop-won't-stop face.


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