May Thirtieth; The Ground Floor

Getting in on the ground floor, the beginning of a new venture. Watching as this new things grows and takes off. Maybe, it isn’t a brand new thing.Maybe it is a remodeled, reconstructed thing and you are there from the beginning  of the rebuilding.

Life an be like that. An individual can sit down and take stock of their life. See where they are and what they are doing. They can decide if that is really where they want to be and if not, what will it take to make the changes to take them where they want to go. 

We build our early life with the materials we are given. We use the tools we have on hand. Parents and guardians begin building our ground floor in life. Teaching and providing the basics. As children age, it is more and more their choice as to how they build their life up from that ground floor. Sometimes, wrong choices are made. Incorrect materials are chosen and the workmanship shoddy. Maybe a potential shortcut was taken. Maybe less that premium materials. Items that should have been left out, were added. The life built, weak and not sound at all. Storms that come, tearing it apart. Thieves attack and steal portions or even sadly all of that life. Those whose floor was not sound, may fall.

 Those however who do have a sound floor, who do realize there are problems and wish to change and seek help, have a chance. Yes, they may end up feeling as if they are tearing apart every inch of the life they have built, but if their eyes are on the results and rewards, it is worth the work. To start again, on a newly restructured and reinforced floor.

 Decide on a goal. Where do you wish to be in six weeks, six months, six years?

Draw up a floor plan that will be guide to what you seek to build.


Educate yourself on the tools you will need to start the rebuild.

What do you need to know, that will take you to that goal?

What materials are necessary for this restructuring?

Do you have the desire and determination to accomplish this?

Assemble the crew you will need to help you reach your intended results. Family, friends, doctors if necessary, all recruited, informed and willing to see this happen.

Understand, that there may be set backs, delays, issues that may cause a mark to be reset. You may have to move that six month goal out a bit, but that doesn’t mean failure, simply delay.


Building anything has a degree of difficulty. A rebuild is even more so because you have to tear down and tear out the old. The worn, the deteriorating, the broken all must be removed. It can be a slow and even painful process. It can be done. Once the old and unwanted, parts are removed, then you can really begin on the rebuilding of your life.

From time to time, old memories and habits may turn up, like a mold hidden from view until brought in the light. With the proper cleaning materials and strength, it can be removed. Old thoughts, wrong habits battled and overcome. With each victory, a step toward completion.


Once the life is rebuilt, it is a continual, never ending, process of keeping it well maintained. Staying educated, staying aware, staying strong. Seeking the right materials to place within your life. Keeping that ground floor solid and strong. A foundation ready for what may come.

Bella and Molly testing out the floor.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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2 Responses to May Thirtieth; The Ground Floor

  1. Very inspiring! Yes, life is difficult and to rebuild after a storm requires immense emotional strength. It’s so easy to give up.

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