Pendulum Swings

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In 2011, there was a lot going on in my life. This was a very different time for me. I wrote poetry and read books, I only did math in school, and I had no idea what I was truly passionate about. I wrote this short poem one day when I was feeling particularly down.

The pendulum swings…with each cycle, it grows high & strong…
But always remember when the pendulum swings, for each right swing, it also must go wrong…

This poem is about a particular incident where I felt that the better it got, the worse it would get afterwards, and no matter how hard I tried, I could never get out of the emotional rollercoaster of the time.

I have a much better outlook on life now, but this quote still somewhat reigns true. Just like when things are going great, they can also go very wrong. Life is a sinusoidal wave. We will all go through trials and tribulations, and God promises a light at the end of the tunnel for each. To this day, I try to keep this perspective on everything. Appreciate the good times because tomorrow is not promised. Likewise, if you are in a bad situation, the struggle won’t last forever. Know that every state is only temporary. Every failure is a lesson to get you to a higher level, and every success is an external representation of how you should feel at all times.

Love your journey, and appreciate the life you are currently living.

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