Strikes and Gutters

2021 has been one bitch of a year. Starting around March, everything fell apart. I don't want to go into all the details, because I've definitely spent way too much time complaining and processing those feelings and thoughts throughout the year, but let's just say it was tough.

Then almost like the skies opening up, things have gotten better. Slowly... one thing at a time, things have been improving. Things aren't back to the way they were say in February, nor do they look like they will get that way anytime soon, but things are on the up. It feels like our luck has finally taken a turn for the better.

Earlier today, I was journaling when a quote came to mind from The Big Lebowski.

The Dude is asked how he's doing and he replies:

“Oh you know, strikes and gutters, ups and downs.”

I always loved this quote and its such an interesting way to respond to such an effortless question that is asked over and over throughout the day. And as I was journaling about the change in the things outside of our control, this quote emerged.

I could easily say we've been bowling gutter balls the past few months. It's been tough and our scorecard has been low, but it seems like we are throwing a few more strikes right now. Our average is going up and in doing so its bringing our general uneasiness into contentment and I like that.

So, I guess I'm writing this for anyone who is going through a tough time. Just remember strikes and gutters. Sometimes its totally out of your control and you just gotta go with the flow.

-The Wannabe Dude Out

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