The Next Right Step

Can you believe that we are in December already? Where has this crazy year gone? The days of TikTok and Tiger King seem like forever ago and in reality, 2020 is almost over. As we enter the New Year and the undeniable resolution posts begin to happen, what are we suppose to do? With shutdowns, holidays, and uncertainty, making our typical resolutions don’t seem fitting this time around. The days that brought us here don’t make a good formula for a promising 2021, but our thoughts don’t have to be that way.

Why don’t we fix our focus on the things we CAN control instead? What is the next right step for us individually? What should our plan of action be? What does the last few weeks of the most promising year turned frustrating year going to hold? We simply don't know. But I do know that a simple pivot and a quick perspective change can do major things in our lives.

If 2020 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's the next right step?

The answer: reflect back and then ask yourself what YOUR next right step is.

You see, in an achievement driven, instagram worthy, fake news bombarded world, we think that every step should be a leap. But you see, a step is not a leap and a leap is not a step. A step, however, can be small or it can be big. That 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 those taller folk (i.e. my husband). And since my husband’s 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.