You all know that this chronic illness/pain/health issues deal is a BIG deal can feel like one big (or several little) rock on the path you thought you were on. Sure, there are obstacles on every path we take, but THIS can feel like all options are blocked.
So it’s time for a new path. But it’s not as if, when faced with that giant stone or fallen tree that other paths miraculously appear that you can go skipping down. Nope, the new path is both one you’ve not been able to see before, and one that has yet to be cleared.
So by definition, for you to reinvent your life and learn different ways to step confidently into a future you can love, you’ve got some brush to clear. You’ve got to clear this path. Not necessarily by yourself mind you, but bring the machete anyway.
It’s not about the death of your dreams, but it most certainly has something to do with clarifying them and considering alternative and creative ways of reaching them.
So take heart in the new obstacles your new path is presenting. It means you’ve stopped banging your head against the same rocks over and over again. It means you’ve chosen to trust yourself to adapt to your new normal, and to trust that you can handle the inevitable failures that will result from some of these experiments – and that failure is a type of success if you chose to learn from it.
Go hack something out of your way today so you can see more of where your path is heading by taking responsibility for clearing it! ~Z