I realized recently that getting unstuck is about having something to look forward to in life.
We spend our whole lives looking forward to the next stage: driving a car, going to college, starting a career, getting married, buying a house, having children, changing careers, finally having money to travel, sending children off to college, watching children get married, having grandchildren, retiring, and then . . . and then what?
Never before have so many people been at this stage in their lives at the same time. If you’re in your sixties, you’re probably trying to figure out what the next stage looks like. What is it that you look forward to? The chances are that you could live another thirty years. How will you occupy your time? Is it just me that is struck by this or are there others who need the same excitement of having something to look forward to?
When I took time off from OH, I soon realized that I needed some other creative outlets and I was looking desperately for something new. I’ve always been this way but in the past, new things would seemingly come my way and I’d be off on a new track, happy to be doing something different and exciting.
This is my dose of creativity. "The Dress Lamp Tree" by Tim Walker
For reasons I’m trying to understand, it’s different now. New and exciting things just don’t seem to come to me easily—I have to seek them out and I feel like I don’t have as many options as I once did.
Do you ever feel this way? What do you think it’s about?
At any rate, I’m glad to be back with you. Have a great week.