The pandemic did a helluva job shining a light on things that I had once been unable– or unwilling to see.
For me, a beam of searing white-hot light illumined the fact that I’ve had a horrendous case of waiting for (INSERT THE BEST CIRCUMSTANCES HERE) syndrome.
And I didn’t even know it.
Well, maybe I did.
Okay, yes, it’s possible that I knew it; but, I never really questioned it.
That’s right, I never questioned it until this accursed outbreak pushed so many of my dreams, like global traveling, out of reach.
Now I’m left wondering:
What in the hell was I waiting for?
Seriously, during all that time before the pandemic…why didn’t I do more of the things I wanted to do?
Now, let’s shine the light towards you!
I’m curious to know, so I’ll ask:
Why should you wait?
Don’t get me wrong, I am not talking to a teenager questioning the right time to make a serious decision–because in that case, as a mother, I’d say WAIT UNTIL YOU’RE GROWN….And then wait a little longer.
And I’m definitely NOT talking about someone who is debating the need to seek legal or medical advice for a serious situation.
I am talking to people, like me, who have been waiting for any number of “best circumstances,” future events, situations or possibilities to occur.
You see, up until now, I had been waiting for:
The perfect time to write a book
My daughter to graduate so I can travel internationally
The money to come from “somewhere”
My ship to come in
Someone else to “come around” or “make up their mind” or “appreciate my worth”
But guess what?
According to Faulkner, even “waiting ends.”
Unfortunately, it sometimes ends in ways we hadn’t imagined.
For some of us it has already ended.
And so, I see now that I no longer have the luxury to wait because waiting for the best circumstances to make a move has stunted my growth!
FORGET “best circumstances.”
The time is nigh.
Right now, I’m writing a book.
I’m finding ways to do things that I had previously waited to do…NOW!
And you should too!