Hold on to Hope

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Hold on to Hope

It’s June, which means that summer is almost here! Summer is by far my favorite season. “Why,” you ask. I’ll tell you! The weather is perfect, which means that I get to do water activities. One of my favorite ways to spend a nice hot day is by going to a water park. Los Angeles county has quite a few of them, but the best one (in my opinion) is Hurricane Harbor.

Now that I’m older, I’m perfectly content to spend the majority of the day in the lazy river. If it’s particularly crowded on a day that I decide to go, I will usually end up spending three or four hours just floating around in there and shooting the breeze with my friends. I joke with my sister about how if my childhood self saw me spending half of the day in the lazy river she’d probably beat me up for becoming one of those boring adults. I distinctly remember making fun of my mom for staying in this part of the park all day while my friends and I would get on waterslide after waterslide after waterslide, but now that I’m older I can appreciate just relaxing for a few hours. Now even though I love this particular attraction, I still definitely enjoy going on the water slides as well (I guess that’s just part of the kid in me).

Since I’m an adult now there are things that I have to worry about when I get on these slides. When I was a prepubescent girl, I didn’t have to think about wardrobe malfunctions, but after a couple of involuntary lapses a few years ago, I realized that I had to be very careful about the types of swimsuits that I wear. Even though I know that one pieces provide better security than two pieces, I refuse to wear them because I don’t like how I look in them. So, I still wear two pieces, but instead of wearing a typical top, I wear halter tops because that way slippage can’t occur.

I’ve had the same water park suit for a couple of summers now, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. That’s why I recently just ordered a really cute halter top two piece from Amazon. The top part is floral and the bottoms are waist high, so that I can cover my gut. Unfortunately, since it ships from China, I have to wait over a month before it arrives. At the time I bought it I was okay with that since I was able to save some money by choosing the standard shipping, but the warmer the weather gets, the more impatient I become. I want to wear this new suit so that everyone can see just how cute it looks, but each day when I get home, I find out that I have to wait another day to find out if that dream will become a reality. Some days, I wonder if it’ll ever get here, but I have to trust in the process. I know that I bought it, so now I just have to wait and know that it will come when it’s supposed to come. Just because it’s not here yet doesn’t mean that it’s never not going to show up. It’s just taking some time.

During this waiting process, I was reminded of something. We’re an impatient species. We want things when we want them and we don’t like to wait for them. But at the end of the day, we have to. It’s very possible that you’ve put in tons of effort in order to make a dream that you have a reality, but just because you put in all of that work doesn’t mean that that dream is going to come when you want it to. These things take time, but chances are, if you’ve put in the work, what you’ve been working for will manifest itself. You just can’t lose all hope because you haven’t received it yet.

You have to be patient positive thinker. All good things take time. You have to keep on believing that you’ll get what you want and keep working towards it, and one day it will be yours.

So…

Keep the faith, and hold onto your hope and what you desire will be within your reach!