Lately I’ve questioned so many things about myself. Sometimes I feel like I’m moving forward, sometimes I feel I’m falling backward.
I’m still struggling with a life that looks nothing like I thought it would. Then I feel bad about myself for not just being thankful for the life I do have.
Feelings come and feelings go. They’re important, but they aren’t everything. I’m just not sure how to navigate around them when these things are so strong, and so many other things are pushing so hard against me.
Not against me, just around me. And I’m easily overwhelmed.
I don’t know what the future holds. And I’m struggling with that place in between. This season has felt like it’s dragged on forever. It’s been so many years, seemingly wasted in waiting.
I don’t want to live my life on hold. But I don’t know what life I could be moving into. I find myself here. Is this it? Is this really all there is?
Maybe there’s more. I struggle with comparisons, thinking that everyone else has things that I want. And they do. But that doesn’t mean it looks the way I imagine it to, and it doesn’t mean that’s the life they desired, even if it was the one that I wanted.
That seems to be one of the great injustices of life, that none of us get to choose the path we take.
But maybe I’m just playing the victim.
We do have choices. We do have a say… Up to a point.
Maybe it’s a blessing that we don’t plan our futures. Maybe we don’t have the context to make the right decisions.
I don’t know what’s next. I don’t know where I am or what’s happening. And I’m tired of trying to figure it all out.