I see similarities between the effect Super Storm Sandy had on the Jersey Shore and the effect this season had on our RHONJ cast. When something devastating happens in your life, you may feel defeated and you feel like shutting down and wanting to give up because you lose hope of things ever getting better. You feel so much hurt and pain that you can't see the light ahead or the possibility of how you will be able to recover from the damage that has been done. The work to put things back to together seems overwhelming and unattainable at the time.
But then something unexplainable nudges you to keep moving forward and gives you the strength to push through your fears and heartache to fight for what you want. When you want something bad enough, you will do the work to get it. To reach your goal, you have to face your challenges one at a time. Slowly but surely, you start making and seeing the progress and you start believing things can get better. Doors start to open. Things may not ever be the same as they used to be, but different doesn't necessarily mean bad. There may be setbacks along your journey that might discourage you temporarily, but if you keep persevering, you will get to a better place and there will be peace, love, and happiness surrounding you again. Just like the Jersey shore, just like the Gorgas, Giudices, Wakiles, Manzos, and the Lauritas. Best wishes to everyone!
Love to all! XOXO!