When things don’t seem ideal, I find it is easy to catastrophise and feel like the world is caving in. Business ideas floundering, websites not functioning properly, copywriting making no sense, working for others to support your plans etc. The list would be endless, if I thought hard enough about it. Yet I still turn up everyday to write, to think, to wonder. It is what kept me anchored through a crazy 2020, where we navigated a pandemic and emigrated half way around the world at the same time. It makes me reflect on the wider context and the journey itself. And with that, my ‘problems’ lose most of their power. I still feel the intense anxiety that charting your own path brings; but it is a guiding force rather than an affliction.
Its taken a few rides on the emotional rollercoaster to develop this resolve, I can assure you. I’ve spent nearly five years carving out a life that aligns with my preferences. I’m not even sure if I’ll reach that hallowed ground. And guess what, I don’t think I’d have it any other way. This is my story, and it will play out as the universe intended it. Sure, I’ll scroll through Twitter and see those who have figured it out well before me, and I’d be a liar if I told you I never ever slip into the comparison trap. Yet they are not me. I have my own path to chart. So keep going.
Signing out, Steven.
Originally published at https://www.mccormackpartners.com.