Whatever you have right now, you won’t have forever.
Whatever you have right now, you didn’t have before.
Knowing that things will change won’t help keeping it from changing.
But knowing you can influence the direction, magnitude, and pace of the change will help to some extent.
Sometimes it takes a while to receive the change you want or notice the changes you don’t want, but you won’t notice it if you don’t accept that the only thing that won’t change is change.
Sometimes things will change without you having to do anything or no matter what you do.
Sometimes there is only so much you can do to slow it down and hold onto things a little longer.
Sometimes there is only so much you can do to get where you want to get to faster or get away from where you don’t want to be.
All you can do is do what you can.
What you have now is exactly what you need and you have more than you think you need.
You have more power than you’d like to admit but you are in less control than you’d like to believe.
Sometimes you don’t know where you are, how to get where you want to be, or where you want to go.
Sometimes you charge on with conviction, sometimes you take the next tiny step in blind faith, but most of the time you follow the delusion you chose.
The world keeps on spinning no matter what. You just decide how you want to interpret it and what story you want to tell yourself of the past, future, and present.
Whatever set of cards you’re currently dealt with, know you’ll be dealt the next card no matter what. You’ll get to rearrange the cards and decide what game you can play with it and what the rules are, over and over again.
The journey is as long or as short as you make it to be
You’ll be fine
Every once in a while, just,
remember to look up and savour the view around
remember to step back and admire the quest
remember that you can sit down and take a breather
You don’t have to force yourself to keep on moving because trust me, you won’t be able to stay still.
You’ll be fine
It takes a lifetime to learn three words: “hello“, “good bye“, and “welcome“.
It takes a lifetime to accept you’ll never arrive.
Also published on Medium.