Maybe You’re Not Lost. Maybe You’re Just Reinventing.

blue sky dusty fields dirt road and the J.R.R. Tolkien quote "Not all those who wander are lost" from the fellowship of the ring.

You don’t know who you are anymore, and you don’t know where you’re going in life. You don’t remotely resemble who you were several years ago and the future is scary. You feel stuck. Sound familiar?

Maybe you’re not lost, maybe you’re just reinventing. Goo in a chrysalis. You’re still re-shaping and re-forming. You’re still figuring it out, and that’s perfectly okay! The truth is that no one ever has it all figured out. Your life will always be changing, sometimes slowly, sometimes drastically. To stay still is to stagnate.

And it’s okay to not know where you’re going, or exactly how you’re going to get there.

Life is a process, not a destination. It’s action. It’s something you DO. – @reinafleet (Click to Tweet!)

 If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting where you want to in life, realize that you probably have a set idea in mind of the path you need to take to get there. Abandon that notion. Be open to other possibilities. Forge your own path. Allow it to be messy and imperfect, and step by step you’ll find your way.

If you’re frustrated because you don’t know what you want in life, congratulations! You now have full license to experiment. Look at the lives of those you envy. Make lists of the things that interest you. Learn. Try new things at random. You guessed it… allow things to be messy. Imperfect. Step by step, day by day, you’ll figure out your dreams.

And always remember, you have the right to find your own path! You deserve to take the steps that feel right to you. You don’t have to take the ones that someone else dictates.

 With love always,

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*Photo by  by Martin Dörsch via Unsplash