As long as it takes...
The rules are made up.
I don't even know who made them up, but they are TOTALLY made up.
Just because something worked for someone else, doesn't mean it works for you any more than what works for you always works for someone else.
There is no finish line for being happy. If you're not happy today, that doesn't mean you can't be happy tomorrow, or that you will never be unhappy again.
The same thing applies for whatever emotion you're searching for. We're like roller coasters in an amusement park that never closes...constantly running up and down and being tossed through the curves with the speed of life.
Sometimes the ride is smooth, and the breeze hits your face while the sun warms your skin. And sometimes, the ride is jerky, going uphill with creaks so loud you're sure you'll be falling any second now.
Calm waters are an illusion because underneath the glistening ripples, the surf lies ready to roar to life, taking you down with it every chance it gets.
Maybe you're getting on the roller coaster and maybe you're floating right now. Maybe you're in the middle of a loop de loop and going up hill backwards so fast you can barely find your footing. Maybe the surf just roughed you up and spit you out.
Whatever today holds does not define what the end result will be.
As long as it takes.
That's how long you have.
with Glitter & Grace, Sasha