I have no idea where north is.
And I thought Brussels was somewhere in England.
But I digress...
Have you ever been to a new place, using a map on your phone and you find yourself on the sidewalk turning in a circle until the little arrow lines up with the correct direction?
Sometimes I feel that way about life.
I lie in bed at night and wonder the same things that everyone else does:
- What have I done with my life?
- Where am I going?
- Where has the time gone?
- Did I really spend $300 on shoes?
- Why did I eat 12 chicken nuggets?
- Will Rihanna ever respond to my tags on IG?
You get my point.
Every once in a while we get lost in this great maze called life.
You read self help books. You pray and meditate. You start a blog *cough*.
But in the end you're still "directionally challenged".
So what do you do?
The same thing I did when I was standing in front of the Shard, looking for, the Shard.
The same thing you do when you start walking one way and the map's arrow turns in the opposite direction:
- Stop and look around.
- Take stock of your surroundings.
- Ask for help.
- Think about where you wanted to go and if you still want to head that way. Maybe there's side street that looks interesting. Maybe your original destination isn't as appealing as you thought.
Wander a little.
It might take a while. You may take the long road. You may end up in new and fascinating place.
Eventually, you will get to where you belong... even if you have to re-route a couple times.
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
J. R. R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings.