I’m going trough some tough situations in my life right now, so I decided to look up the meaning of the word “Adaptation”. And I found this:
1.The action or process of adapting or being adapted.
“The adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students’ needs”.
A change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
“Living in groups is an adaptation that increases the efficiency of hunting”.
As human beings we are always adapting to new situations in our lives. Things never stay the same so we have the need to adapt constantly. I’ve been in the US for a year now but I’m still adapting. For example, my skin and my lips still get too dry in the winter and it’s a complete different culture and the relationships don’t work the exact same way that they do in Brazil.
I thought that by now I’d be completely adapted and that everything would be easier but it seems like it’s getting harder and harder every day. By reading the definition of this word, I understood that adaptation is as change and every change takes time, most of the times it’s scary and it hurts. I know now that even if it still hurts it will become better with time and one day I might be almost 100% adapted. I’ve learned that it’s not just the destination that I have to think about but also the journey that will take me where I want and need to be. I want to be better and God’s joy is my strength and I will make it.
I encourage you to keep going forward and it doesn’t matter if our adaptation to new situations in our life takes a long time, what matter is that we are getting there at the right time!