One of the other things I have to thank Outlander for is my tenacity. While it didn’t give me tenacity, it certainly made me realize that I had some after all.
The character I attribute this to is Claire. She’s so stubborn it drives Jamie crazy sometimes. Although I know it’s because he doesn’t want her to get hurt, I have to give her props. She doesn’t give up easily. If something can be done, she finds a way to do it. Even in the eighteenth century. And – semi-spoiler alert – when it comes to her grandchildren, she’ll walk through Hell.
While I obviously don’t have the same circumstances, I really identify with Claire in this way. I am also stubborn to the dismay of others, and I’m not willing to give up on things I care about. Even so, it’s hard not to listen to what other people say. Sometimes it gets in my head and leads to self doubt. That’s never fun.
But all I have to do is stay focused on what I want and trust I will get it someday. Everything happens for a reason, and everything will play out the way it’s meant to. I’ve made it this far in life, and I can go further.