Dark night's and headlights
The best way I can think to describe how I feel at the moment in experiencing many firsts, some changes and new opportunities off the back of releasing my first book is using the analogy of dark nights and headlights.
Life at the moment feels like driving down an unfamiliar country road on a dark night with your headlights dipped.
We are only able to see what is right in front of us and for more to be revealed we must travel further down the road. We must keep moving forward.
It is both daunting and exciting.
Exhausting and exhilarating.
Intimidating and incredible.
Challenging and hope filled.
The ‘planner’ in me struggles with this. I like to know what is ahead, but I also recognize that there is empowerment to be found when trusting in the process.
If you find yourself in a similar spot, outside your comfort zone and navigating a road less travelled (or a familiar one with greater uncertainty), I urge you to trust the process. Know that more of the road will be revealed to you as you journey.
I am going to intentionally focus on enjoying the ride amidst the uncertainty and the unknown. Acknowledging the hard aspects of such a journey while honouring the growth and hope it brings.
I will keep driving in the knowledge I can ride with both hope and the hard, especially when hope is riding shotgun.