Minnesota summers typically mean two things to me: getting outside as much as humanly possible, and inevitably in doing so, attempting to avoid the inordinate amount of road construction. While I’m not a huge fan of the inconvenience that road construction brings, I am a huge fan of the improved road(s) upon completion.

It dawned on me the other day how my life, especially as of late, has been like a Minnesota summer filled with road construction. In a matter of months, I went through a breakup, moved, changed jobs, and purged a couple of old mindsets that no longer served me. In road construction terms, I essentially dug up Interstate 494, rerouted it to Highway 100, and then repaved it…for those of you non-Minnesotan readers, just envision a popular highway being shut down and then rerouted halfway across town!

I’ve heard from other that amount of change can break people, and I think that’s partly true. I believe certain changes or transformations break down part of you, only because it needs room to rebuild something more beautiful upon a stronger foundation. There were plenty of times that I was in the fetal position and felt lost with no detour sign in sight, but I know it’s all a part of the process and the human experience…one that should be embraced, not shunned.

In the end, I know because of my recent life construction, I will be a better, stronger, and smarter me…the me that more easily recognizes her worth and knows she deserves the best that this life has to offer.

Are you going through and/or struggling with your own life construction? Post below or message me – I’d love to help guide you through the detour. Hang in there! There’s always light at the end of the tunnel…even on Interstate 94!

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