Are We There Yet?
Do you remember the feeling of being a child stuck in the backseat of a car on a never-ending road trip? It can feel excruciating to not have control on not only where you are going, but when you will get there!
Do you ever feel that way in life? Wondering “am I there yet?” Or even the underlying question of “where am I going?” and “do I even have any control over where I am going?” It can tap into those visceral, childlike feelings of helplessness and powerlessness.
Sometimes we can have in our mind a picture of starting a business at the age of 30, then selling it for a ginormous profit at the age of 40 and traveling the globe like you always had dreamed of. Or, perhaps you thought by now you would be married with a family and it just hasn’t panned out that way.
Having goals and things we are reaching towards can be so beneficial, yet when life has other plans it can be hard to let go of the expectations we have set for ourselves.
Please, take this moment to hear me say it is never too late to make small adjustments to help get you where you want to go.
I’m not saying it will all pan out exactly as you picture it, but you can make small, incremental changes over time that will have lasting effects on your future. Do you want a healthier lifestyle? Try starting by drinking 3 more glasses of water a day than you normally would. Do you want to have a long-lasting relationship? Ask your trusted friends if they have anyone like-minded and aligned on your values they can connect you with.
These changes can help you feel a bit more power over your life and put you in the trajectory that you’re looking for. Now, if these feel too overwhelming to start with or you don’t know where to begin, it may be time to speak to a licensed therapist. We can help you sort through what is bogging you down and initiate some small, practical changes to help you move in the direction you’re hoping for.