In the past week I’ve recommend Danielle Laporte’s The Desire Map to about five people – I had read it and done the work the moment I got my hands on this book many months ago but as I was recommending it to Heather & Jess and others I decided that enough has changed (read: Every single thing has changed in the last six months with the exception of Lexi, our house and the pets.) to warrant some re-do on my end. You can’t ever get close enough to figuring out how you want to feel and what gets you there.
One of the questions that Danielle requests that you ask is:
What I know to be true….
And as I’m reading my response I realized that maybe this one answer is why I float – why things have evolved so amazingly in the last six months – maybe this is the secret that I get to share with the world. Although, it’s not much of a secret.
Here’s what I know to be true…. It’s never really over, I’ll figure it out. Because I can. And until I do – I won’t stop. I might rest. I might pause. But I won’t stop. Not ever.
And. I bet the same is true for you.
Things won’t always work. A lot of times they won’t. And you’ll be okay. At no one point are you going to be forced to just accept failure, roll over and die (thank God for Independence, Safety, Equality and for all the people that have fought for those AMAZING gifts). No one (not even the person in the mirror) can keep you down. So if this doesn’t work – you’ll pick up – move on and go after the next thing. Because you can. Because you are uniquely equipped to do so.
So your current state is temporary – be present with it – work to get closer to how you want to feel and recognize that you’ll figure it out. Because, you will. One way or another – you will. Because you’re just plain not capable of rolling over, throwing in the towel and giving up…not for very long anyway. And it’s never really over.
**Photo credit goes to the amazing Erin Oveis Brant