Taking Back Your Life

A year ago I was at a complete stop when out of nowhere a truck rear ended me. That accident caused a fractured disk in my back which now lies on my sciatic nerve causing pain in my lower back and legs. People often say to me “I don’t know how you deal with the pain” and my response has become “I’ve adapted.” I have learned how to adapt to the everyday pain I feel from the accident and I have adjusted how I need to; so I can live. I have learned how to get by and get over the dull numbness in my legs and I continue to live my life. One night after having this same conversation with a friend a light bulb went off in my head as I was reminded of a very important topic. I realized that the adaptation we learn to deal with in certain uncontrollable situations is the same adaptation we accept in controllable situations.

Jon Bon Jovi said it the best; “Don’t get too comfortable with who you are at any given time – you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.” Are we accepting the life we are living simply because we have decided that we are too comfortable to make any changes? What if you are missing out on a life that is 5, 10, 50, or 100 times better than what you are currently living? Are you truly doing what you believe you were put on this earth to do, or do you feel that you were made for something way better? As someone who has searched time and time again on what my purpose was, I learned that when you are living in your purpose you will know it. At the same time of living in your purpose you then no longer have a job but a destiny.

I believe that everyone has a dream and a desire of what they want their life to be, but only a few actually chase after that dream. We begin to get comfortable with where our lives are; and have no desire to change it. One of my favorite quotes of all times is “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done” by Thomas Jefferson. Hearing this quote for the first time was a big eye opener for me and I discovered that if you don’t change up how you do things you will forever be stuck on that hamster wheel that continues to lead back to the same disappointments. You will continue to run in circles until you decide to jump off and do something different. As we have learned in prior posts you have to choose faith over fear when it comes to every aspect of your life so you can truly be free.

I know I can’t change the fact that I was injured in that uncontrollable situation, but I can change the way I allow this to affect my life. We all need to focus on the controllable situations and control them. Are you not making enough money? Well you can control that by seeking new opportunities. Are you unhappy about your weight, relationships, or life in general? Then do something about it! Live the life you were born to live and be in control of your life. Often times I hear people talk about being ‘stuck’ so let me assure you that you are never ‘stuck’ unless you choose to be. We were never put on this earth to live a life of stress, chaos, and unhappiness. We were meant to be joyful, devoted, and compassionate. We were meant to be teachers to one another and genuinely care about the well-being of all people.

The main message I hope everyone takes away from this post is that it is time to take back what rightfully belongs to you; a blessed happy life you are proud to live. It is time to live a life that your parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren are going to be proud of you for living. Whether your circumstances now were due to an uncontrolled situation, or even a controlled situation, it does not mean you can’t turn it around and take back what is yours. Don’t focus on yesterday; instead look forward to your future. Do not focus on the things you can’t control but do focus on everything you can! Remind yourself of your purpose and let’s help each other live it.

God Bless,

Andrea Lopez (@Drea62703)

Share small business news, blogs and social media tips with Project Eve’s community of small business owners and entrepreneurs today. Our contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds; so whether you are a small business owner, social media strategist, financial adviser, serial entrepreneur, or write an amateur blog we urge you to contribute a blog to our 500,000+ community today. For more information, please refer to our Content Submissions Guidelines.

Add a Blog


  1. Greetings! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you
    knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment
    form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  2. Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out.
    Please let me know where you got your theme. Cheers

  3. I’m not sure exactly why but this weblog is loading extremely slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my
    end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  4. Hello there! This blog post could not be written much better!
    Going through this post reminds me of my previous
    roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this article to him.
    Pretty sure he’s going to have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  5. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate
    to this outstanding blog! I suppose for now
    i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

  6. I am no longer certain where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I must spend a while studying much more or figuring out more. Thank you for great information I was searching for this info for my mission.

  7. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a outstanding job!

  8. Usually I do not read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite great post.

  9. I wanted to make a brief message to say thanks to you for the pleasant tactics you are giving on this website. My extensive internet lookup has at the end been rewarded with useful details to go over with my relatives. I ‘d state that that most of us readers actually are definitely blessed to exist in a perfect network with so many brilliant professionals with beneficial suggestions. I feel very much blessed to have discovered the web site and look forward to really more fabulous times reading here. Thank you once again for all the details.

  10. Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog. Is it hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks

  11. Unquestionably imagine that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be at the internet the simplest factor to keep in mind of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed even as folks think about concerns that they just don’t understand about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and defined out the entire thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will probably be again to get more. Thank you

  12. I must express some appreciation to you for bailing me out of such a crisis. Just after surfing through the world-wide-web and getting recommendations that were not powerful, I figured my entire life was done. Being alive devoid of the answers to the difficulties you have solved all through your entire blog post is a critical case, and the ones that would have badly affected my career if I hadn’t encountered your blog post. The training and kindness in playing with the whole lot was tremendous. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not come upon such a step like this. I am able to now relish my future. Thank you so much for this specialized and results-oriented help. I won’t be reluctant to refer the website to any individual who needs to have guidance on this situation.

  13. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  14. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this outstanding blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about this site with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  15. We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

  16. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

  17. I want to point out my respect for your kindness giving support to those who have the need for assistance with the topic. Your personal dedication to passing the solution around turned out to be exceedingly informative and have usually empowered others much like me to attain their pursuits. The warm and friendly publication can mean much to me and further more to my peers. Regards; from everyone of us.

  18. naturally like your web-site but you have to check the spelling on several of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I’ll certainly come back again.

  19. Fantastic blog you have here but I was curious if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks a lot!

  20. Good site! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  21. This is really fascinating, You are an overly professional blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and sit up for in search of more of your excellent post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

  22. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this website. I’m hoping the same high-grade site post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing skills has encouraged me to get my own website now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  23. Thanks for another informative website. Where else could I get that type of information written in such a perfect way? I’ve a project that I’m just now working on, and I have been on the look out for such information.

  24. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here