This is the year where we all step into the unknown (except for New Zealand, because they controlled COVID better). Steeping into unknown territory can be scary… even terrifying. As my husband put it, we are living in a science fiction novel.
Another thing about the unknown is it’s a place of possibilities. We get a chance to start fresh. You might have had a chance to pick up on a project that had been in the closet for a few years … you might be thinking of turning that project into a business that brings you the kind of joy you never thought possible.
On the other hand, necessity may be the driver for turning to other possibilities. The reality for some – unable to continue paying a mortgage, getting laid off, having to say goodbye to a small business they sunk their heart into. If they had their way, they’d be happy with how things were. Unfortunately, it’s now necessary to begin to think of other possibilities.
Quoting from President Biden’s inaugural speech, “We have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities”.
It might help to remember that you are far from alone in this new place. I hope we are all able to look at these new possibilities together, and move on.
Below is a Ted Talk that makes sense in facing hard times. You may not agree with the philosophy, as I don’t. And yet he is worth listening to.
Why you should define your fears instead of your goals – a stoic perspective
Quote of the Week
““And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been …..”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
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