I've talked about life being a series of countdowns in the past. Anticipation can be both good and bad.
When we are afraid of something happening, stress and nervousness overcomes us, crippling us in fear.
When we look forward to something happening, we become excited and we constantly think about "how great it will be when...".
I realized something this week, though. It's so simple, but I never actually thought about it this way.
The thing will always happen.
This lesson became tangible for me when driving on a long road trip. The thing was embodied between positive and negative. The negative was how far we'd have to drive, but the positive, the thing we were all looking forward to, was getting to our destination.
No matter the emotion, regardless of the "thing" in question, it will happen.
Just give it time.