It Is What It Is

The title of this segment is so very appropriate, is it not? I feel like I catch myself saying “It Is What It Is” in my sleep and it has sort of become one of my go to phrases. I do not use it in a mindless way, like some would say “F@%k it”, but in a way where it sums up everything I am feeling and is literally the only way to address what is going on in my life.

Grand Haven State Park; Grand Haven, Michigan (Photo Credit: Ryan Magnuson)

In a way, “It Is What It Is” is my way of shrugging off all of the difficulty going on in my day-to-day. I subconsciously carry this sense of self-confidence, a feeling that everything will work itself out. You know what; it will. This is not a fallacy! Everything can and will work out exactly how it is supposed to and there is no point losing your mind over the minute details, however big they may seem at the time. I understand this is way easier said than done, but as soon as you learn to master this way of thinking, you will gain a better appreciation for things.


I do not claim to have all of the answers or the keys to life. Heck, I have no idea what tomorrow is going to bring in my life and your guess is as good as mine. I am nowhere near where I want to be and I do vent a lot about that fact daily (thank God for my amazing wife who listens to be babble about the same stuff over and over again), but I have peace knowing that I am learning something new every day.

All of these obstacles strengthen me. They are what they are and this life is what it is. It is my job to grind, to not take “no” for an answer when life is preventing me from doing what I love, and to continue to take risks where I need to. I am going to be just fine and so are you. Keep your head up.





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