I was chatting to a dear friend this week about her career, about how she couldn't see her dream working out and how she wishes she was 20 years younger to make it work. She also talked about how happy she is in other parts of her life at the moment; she's in love and she has a lot of new ideas that excite her. But, she feels like she would be giving up on a dream she's been working towards for a long time if she takes a new path. She feels stuck. She also has a big birthday coming up.
The conversation made me realise how much self doubt, worry and wondering what we 'should' be doing (to please others?), can take the wind out of the sails of the most exceptional people. It happens to everyone at some point. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So this post is for my friend, and for you if you're going through a similar time. You got this. Honestly. Be kind to yourself and listen to your heart. You know what to do. (and remember #MainstreamSucks)