Sometimes You Lose

There’s a lot of things in life that we compete for and compete in, and we get accustomed to winning. We compete in class, to be the top student, some of us just want good enough grades to get by. We compete in sports, to be the top athlete, some of us just want to do one pushup. We compete to get the life partner we dreamed of, some of us want 700 wives and 300 concubines #Solomon.

But, we never get prepared for one thing, losing loved ones. It’s the toughest thing to accept, and a tough period to go through. Losing in general isn’t fun, I don’t think I know someone who enters a race wanting to be last place. But, losing a loved one, is a race we didn’t enter. It’s a feeling we think we’re exempted from until it hits us. I lost my step-Mum and Uncle in the same week and words can’t express the feelings. I know it’s overlooked when it’s a step-relative, but when you have a good relationship with them, it’s such a misunderstood feeling that you kinda have to keep to yourself.

It’s definitely made me treasure my parents, and do my best to make them proud and enjoy life with them , the ups and the downs. It has also made me more compassionate and empathise with those that have lost parents, and I’m learning day by day that the feeling doesn’t go away. I just that the losses we face through this journey of life, will strengthen us to ultimately win.

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