You have much more time than you think. You don’t have to have it all figured out right now, even if you thought that at this point in your life, you would have. And guess what? Nobody truly has it all figured out, so you don’t have to feel alone about it. You can take comfort in knowing that life has many forks in the road and all you have to do is take the very next step ahead and be brave enough to follow it forward into the unknown. You don’t have to know how or what it may look like on the other side—you just have to know why you’re doing it.
I have no idea what the path ahead may look like. I may have a vision for what I want it to look like, but ultimately we are all just following our next step ahead into the unknown, hoping that our path will turn out the way that we hope. Luckily for us, there is time to figure it all out, to put the pieces together in-between as we navigate through the twists and turns of it all, learning a little more about ourselves with each passing day.
You also have time to change directions if you feel unfulfilled at the end of the day. Perhaps your journey right now is about giving yourself the time and space to work through the inner makings of your mind so you can build a life that is true and authentic to you really are below the surface. Perhaps your journey is about healing the parts of yourself that have remained hidden for so many years but follow you everywhere as a heavy burden on your shoulders. You have time to work through these feelings without feeling the need to push them down further and further until you’re forced to walk through life numb, cold, and emotionless.
Be brave enough to give yourself the time you need. It is one of the most difficult things in our modern society to grant yourself and something I’ve always struggled with too. But by far, it is one of the most important lessons: give yourself the time.
Give yourself the time to breathe, take a step back, and slow down. Adjust your projectile, reflect on who you want to become. There is no shame in not accomplishing something as early as you may have thought you would. But you will feel shame if you don’t allow yourself to become who you’ve always wanted to be when you later look back on your life and realize what truly mattered.
You see, the best things in life take time. They don’t happen overnight. You don’t wake up one day into a new reality—you work towards it, one step into the dark unknown at a time, until one day everything makes sense and you know why you followed it in the first place.
But in order to get there, you first must take the time you need to do what calls you.
Time is an illusion. A figment of our society’s imagination with subjective standards and ideas for what a successful life looks and feels like. But the truth is, you don’t need to follow one set path. You have time to change; you have much more time than you’re led on to believe. The only real time that we can experience is this moment now.
This moment can be a turning point for you. A time when everything changes for the better. What does that mean? Only you can answer that question.
But you have time… And that’s what really matters.