A lot of people complain when they're going through a hard time. And rightfully so. It's definitely not always easy. But I do believe that these challenging times are necessary and that when we encounter them, we on our way to something amazing (a new skill, a new perspective, a new life, etc). Last April, I got a letter of rejection from the masters program I applied to. I was devastated. I exceeded all the requirements so why didn't I get in? Will I be stuck in my current job forever? I had to turn to something, so I started blogging. Now I'm connected with awesome people and learning in a way that does not require me to be confined to a classroom! Do you see what I'm getting at? What are your guys' thoughts on this? Do you believe we need to go through darkness to get to the light? I'd love to hear your stories too I'm always looking for inspiration.