Have you ever had those moments where you are having a conversation with a friend or family member & you are so excited to let them in on your latest achievement or new venture & the next thing out of their mouth isn’t a “congratulations” or a “well done” but a , “so then, what’s next for you?”
What Do You Mean, What’s Next? – How About, How’s it Going Right Now?
I’m the type of person who is always either reflecting on my past or worrying about my future. So, for someone else to ask me “what’s next” really puts me in a downward spiral of “what am I honestly doing with my life?” I was gliding through life just fine, thank you very much, before you threw that curve ball of a statement in my face. But truth be told, instead of being bitter & wishing people would stop such things (because you know they won’t), I’ve just been in the practice of letting such comments float in the wind & continue on my path as usual.
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Easier said than done for sure though. I don’t know why people’s remarks can really get to me & just sit in my mind like it’s a waiting room of sorts. I can be so sure of myself, my choices & my path but for some reason a comment like “what’s next for you” can really make me freeze in my tracks & cause me to question my entire existence. Damn, what a pity.
Don’t Wish Your Whole Life Away By Always Thinking Ahead
What’s the point of living when we are always looking to the next best thing? In my own life, I’m trying to learn to be more present & to live more slowly in the sense of truly enjoying every single moment. One thing I’ve been reminded lately, is that life is incredibly short. We sit around thinking days drag on or the next phases of our journey seem miles away. But in reality, time is precious & in a blink of an eye, you wonder where time has gone. Like, doesn’t it feel like it should still be 2017? Or is it just me? Of course there are things I’ve been manifesting for my future & things I’m really looking forward to. But I refuse to sit here & rush my life & not stop & take a look at what I have right now. What you have right now is what your past self wished for. Isn’t that so surreal? So, why don’t you open your eyes, really look at what you have – the people, your surroundings & your growth and take a moment. Really soak it in & then show gratitude. Repeat the things you wished others would say to you. Be your own cheerleader. Share those achievements & new ventures & say “congratulations” & well done” to yourself. And know, like a game of chess, you have the right to place your life on adjournment until you are fully ready to make that next move