The Next Right Step

Can you believe that it is June 15th already? We are half way through the year and already half way through this month! And although it seems like time was at a halt a couple months ago, looking back I can't seem to find where all that "extra" time went.

Half of 2020 is already gone and we have another 6 months to go. And as counties are reopening and our new normal is rolling out, I can't help but wonder what the next right step is? What should our plan of action be? What does the rest of the most promising year turned true disappointment going to hold? We simply don't know. 2020 has been the most uncertain, confusing, emotionally driven year yet.

And if this year has taught us anything, it is that we never truly know what the future holds no matter how much we plan or dream up. It has taught us that our trust should not be placed on the things we have, do , wear, say or want. And that anything, literally anything, can happen whether we are ready for it or not.

So again, what is the next right step?

The answer: ask yourself what YOUR next right step is.

You see, in an achievement driven, instagram worthy, selfie taking world, we think that every step should be a leap. We see others taking huge strides and we believe that our steps should match. But you see, a step is not a leap and a leap is not a step. A step can be small or it can be big. The length of it all depends on the legs of the stepper.

Some of us are tall and can easily stride forward effortlessly, and some of us (like myself) are on the shorter end and have learned to walk a little faster to keep up with said taller folk. A great example of this is my husband and I. And since his natural step and mine are not the same distance, and never will be, I should never expect our "next right steps" to be the same. I should never compare our steps because they can never match. I can't grow longer legs, so why in the world would I try and match his strides?

All this feet illustration is trying to tell you is that you, my friend, should not be measuring your step to the person next to you. Or even how big your steps have been in the past. Rather, you should reevaluate where you are now, where you want to go, how you want to get there, and who you want to become while the steps are taking place.

Take this time not to reset a resolution like it's January 1st, but to reflect and redirect. I believe this quarantine has shown you exactly who you are. I know it has for me. I now know the good, the bad, and the ugly of how I cope with uncertainty, pressure, fear, stillness, and growt