Sometimes I can’t see the path through the fog.
I know the path is there. I can feel it with my feet. I have slowed so I can be certain my steps are on the path. I have two choices at this point.
Keep going, even slowly – or stop walking.
Stopping is not an option. If I have a destination in mind, a destination that is important to me and my future, then I’m not going to stop. I’ll keep walking, feeling for the path. I know when I get close to the signs, I’ll be able to read them. It makes things scary, but not impossible.
This is what life is like when I’m going through difficult times. I know I’m headed in the right direction, and I know so long as I keep moving, I’ll get where I need to be. I know that better days are ahead. It’s just difficult to see the path, and fear of getting lost can be overwhelming.
By the way, this is where most people stop. When it starts to get difficult, most people will decide to turn back, or take a safer route. This is why most people don’t achieve the things in life that they want to achieve, because when it gets difficult they decide to do other things.
I’m guilty of this, as well. There are plenty of times in my life where I have done this – but I will stay on the path this time.
Why? For one thing, I’m tuned in to who I am and where I want to go. I may not be sure exactly where I’m heading, but I know I’m going in the right direction. Right now, it’s like I know I’m heading to a specific address in Chicago, but I’m a little lost and I don’t know if I’ll enter the city on the North Side, the South Side, or the West Side. I know I’m on target for the city, but I can’t see exactly which street I’ll be coming in on.
Sometimes that’s what happens. We can stop and give up and never get there, or we can keep pushing through and deal with correcting our course once we’re a little closer to the goal. If I can get inside Chicago city limits, I can ask the locals how to get to that exact address.
This is what it’s like when you don’t know exactly how you’re going to get through something, but you do know that you’re going to get through it. I don’t think it makes sense unless you’ve gone through something similar. I must focus on the fact that I will get there, because that’s all I’ve got right now.
It’s foggy. I don’t care.
I’m going to keep walking.