We navigate our lives with arms stretched out before us, unsure of what lies ahead. We find our way, we learn, we grow. Soon, we are enmeshed in the familiar, the sameness, the comfort of what’s known, providing us with the warm satisfaction of safety, nesting and contentment. But this same familiarity can often lead to stagnation, boredom and restlessness whether or not we are aware of its impact. We require change and challenges if we are to grow.
So, if we are to enjoy continued reawakenings – those grand feelings of awe and self-nurturing – we must recreate ourselves. New mantles undertaken with enthusiasm, perhaps tinged with caution and restraint, are key to exploring new realms of what we are capable of becoming. Climbing those mountains, learning new skills and acquiring new tools for living, touring exotic locales, opening ourselves up to infinite possibilities are all positive and exciting facets of lives not just well lived but truly, truly lived.
Daily Prompt: Recreate
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Enjoyed your perspective in this piece. I’ve had a couple of side businesses, and while I loved the creative side of thinking and making prototypes, the grind of production moved in and the whole operation became a business. It takes balance, I suppose, to stay focused.
Thank you your comment. Both aspects are probably required. Necessary evils? Balance, indeed!
I enjoyed your rumination on this aspect of growth, Julie. Love the image, too.
Thank you!! 🙂