Monday, October 19, 2015


There are times in your life where enormous leaps of personal growth occur.  They're usually both heartbreaking and exhilarating, stretching you beyond what you thought possible.  The ability to see things from a different perspective accompanied by a surge of creativity.  And then there's other times...

...maintenance mode.

Where you're just surviving, going through the motions and accomplishing the minimal.  It can last for days, weeks, months, years and even decades.  Sometimes it's just unavoidable.  Like after a big break-up or the birth of a child.  But, sometimes the need passes and you end up stuck there.  Existing, but not really living.  A  homeostasis, that may leave you fairly home bound.  

Then you have to maintain the fortitude to change course.  

How do you do that?  It's different for everyone.  But it generally begins with one modest vicissitude at a time.    Plodding the course to a destination.  Trudging along when all you want to do is quit.  Reconvincing yourself it's worth it over and over again even if you doubt yourself,  even if no one else understands.  Especially if no one else understands.   

Maintain your truth. 
To live life with passion. 


Penelope Bowen said...

Fake it till you make it.

Mackenzie Glanville said...

It is so easy to get stuck in the day to day, I am so glad I found my passion and went for it, it is worth it

Joy Page Manuel said...

I might be in maintenance mode right now. Not sure yet. But I feel 'stuck'. In a rut. And every step feels like fighting quick sand sometimes. But I'll take Pennie's advice above---Fake it till you make it. Thanks for your words of wisdom, Marie. I'll keep it in mind.


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