You envy those who are chasing their dreams, and yet you try to convince yourself that what you have is enough and that you're exactly where you need to be. The internet tells you to “trust the process”, but deep down you know that you’ve been standing still for a while.
This question has been playing at the tip of my tongue, ringing in my ears and echoing around the inner walls of my head, ever since I heard it being asked in a Ted talk about a year ago. I’ve been looking for answers ever since.
It’s easy to pretend that everything is going fine; to add filters to our words like we add filters to our photos. “I’m fine” … “It’s going well”… Insert forced smile.
But every once in a while, things aren’t going to be fine and you’re going to want to either hide it or hide in your own shell. Because who wants to be around a person who isn’t doing great, right?