There have always been ups and downs in life. Though we only want to experience the joyous ones, we cannot avoid getting through some rough times. Life would not be wonderful and meaningful if we don’t have any obstacles to face because after the storm passes, joy and hope comes in each triumph.
My life has been a whirlwind of sad events but after overcoming those trials, happiness came through. The happiest moment of my life was when I graduated from high school. It was the feeling of freedom that gave me joy at that time because my high school years were socially miserable and getting through it was like a breath of fresh air to me. I was really relieved at that time because finally, I would be away from my bully and judgmental classmates and from the feeling of inferiority due to my social status. I’m not envy of my classmates because they could get what they want but I was jealous because they could take the term examinations without being reprimanded by the cashier to pay your accounts and not just to give a promissory note. I was also happy when I graduated because I thought I can meet a lot of new friends who will accept me for who and what I am—and I did meet those people when I entered college. Lastly, graduation was also the momentous day in my entire life because it welcomed and opened new doors towards the future.
Funny how I achieved happiness in my life but I am thankful, anyway, for those trials because without those things I would not achieve genuine happiness. It may seem ironic but that’s how it is. That’s how life goes. (: