I recently got a sweet note from a talented photographer and mother of 3 who is creating a new business and having some anxiety about where it is going. She asked me, “Are there days that you want to quit and become a greeter at walmart?” which made me laugh. I just reread what I wrote to her today and thought I would share it with you:
I certainly don’t always feel “together” either, I just keep going, keep showing up, and continue to remind myself that I am choosing this, and I could choose something else at any point.
Our choices are not a sentence, but an alive thing…
Keep making choices that feel alive, juicy, and your heart’s desire. Keep making choices that honor your values. They don’t have to look any particular way.
It’s comforting to me to remember that there are a lot of ways to get where we want to go. There are not necessarily bad or wrong choices, but moments where we make new ones. We really are moving forward even when we feel like we are being set back.
Trusting (and even honoring) things that came before affirms that the steps we take now are important and real. We can trust what’s happening now by trusting what came before.