Tenacity, diligence, dedication…to be relentless and single-minded…having determination and staying power.
It reminds me of a friend’s email address…dedicated always.
To have tunnel vision regardless of obstacles tossed in your path.
A word that rings true to me, since I have it in spades, inherited from my mother’s side of the family who exuded commitment.
A trait I’ve never thought a lot about till recently, due to my many sudden challenges.
It’s not easy to keep going, no matter what…to have focus and vigilance. I remember watching my mother soldier on after burying both her parents she never left, even after marrying my father, since they shared our two-family house.
She’d cry, mop the floor, stuff a chicken, then cry some more.
I too sob in motion.
At my worst moment I’m paying a bill, doing my nails or putting laundry away (or writing an essay), tears, coming along for the ride.
It doesn’t matter what’s put in front of you if you’re blessed with perseverance, the steam you need to keep chugging along.
To be uncompromising, unstoppable, continuous no matter what, is a pretty fine quality to work towards.
To quote Winston Churchill…if you’re going through hell, keep going.
A thin girl’s two cents.