The Struggle

Rachel Haugabook
By Rachel Haugabook |Mansfield, TX

How did we forget that the struggle wasn’t real until we made it so?

How come we fail to notice one persons hardship is often another persons fairy-tale; so “the struggle” is only what we make it to be on an individual basis? With that being the case, struggling could also be described as simply living and fussing about it (and whoever liked a ‘complainer’.) Comparison is the thief of joy and we must learn to relax and trust that our own stories are always unfolding intentionally.

Our best interest is always kept by an energy that is greater than just ours alone, but we fret instead of celebrate the process. I’m not saying to give up accountability for what you want out of yourself or life. Of course not! You create your life as you live it. What I am suggesting is that it is not through our actions or our struggling that we find deliverance; but instead through our thoughts and our expectations of your experiences. So let’s talk about it.


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Rachel Haugabook
Rachel Haugabook |Mansfield, TX
Rachel Haugabook is an ambitious, passionate, young woman from Waxahatchie, Texas. As the youngest of two, Rachel grew up heavily influenced by her mother, a teacher and artist, and father, an entrepreneur and business owner, who both taught her that she could have whatever she wanted out of life as long as she was willing to work for it. With that knowledge, Rachel went on to received her high school diploma at sixteen, her Associates degree by eighteen, and her BA in Strategic Communications from the University of North Texas at the ripe young age of twenty years old. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Clinical Counseling from the Dallas branch of UNT. Rachel is new to the public speaking circuit but has begun providing motivational workshops for women in the DFW Metroplex. She has an innate love for people and no one who meets her ever walks away a stranger. Her mission in life is to teach people that anything and everything they want out of this existence can be found within themselves.