• Angie

A Uniquely Different World

Updated: Apr 13, 2020

Right now, the world has come to a complete standstill, for many of us anyway. The quarantine life has many challenges for us, missing our routines, our extended families, friends and on and on. We have now become teachers by proxy and are struggling with the difficulties that brings. Not to mention the endless hours of snacking. The bright side here is that we will all have newfound respect for our children's teachers when they finally return. For many of us, we have lost our incomes, our livelihoods, the things that help make us feel useful. It is a turbulent time to be sure, but maybe it's also a chance to take stock of your life and see what makes you happy, what you're not happy doing and make those necessary changes. It can be a time for rest, relaxation and a time to recharge those batteries and get your mojo back.

Most of have lived a life that's comfortable and doesn't force you to think outside the box. Circumstances sometimes take those choices away and you're forced to make changes. Change is hard and many of us live in fear of what we don't know. How do you know what you can do until you actually try? There is no dream too big to pursue, if you're willing to give it a chance. A real chance, give it everything you've got and don't just accept the first no you hear. Want to go back to school? Do it. Want to learn a new hobby? Give it a go

. If there's anything you really want to try, why not see how far you can go. The only one telling you that you can't is you. Don't listen to your fear, listen to your heart. Soon enough, the world will return to normal (or whatever the new normal will be), and if you like what you're doing, then all will be well with you.If you don't, now is as good a time as any to make that change. I know from whence I speak, as I am writing this to you now, giving up so much to pursue this. I know if my dream of becoming a writer goes unfulfilled, it won't be for lack of trying. I'll be okay knowing that I did try, and that for me, has made all the difference.

"Nothing happens unless first we dream"-Carl Sandburg

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