Chasing your Dreams – Make the most of the time you’re given
Never in my life have I felt so close to the edge for so long. The buffer zone enabled by periods of stability has gone, and the edge we imagine we might tip over seems to linger ominously close by.
With everything going on in the world, our country, our provinces, it can be a tough ask to remain positive and see the silver linings while trying to make a go of things.
So how do I deal? Well sometimes I have very negative thoughts. I get a bit mad at the hand I’ve been dealt. Analyse what I could have done to avoid the situation.
Then I either suppress the emotion or talk about it. Apparently feeling upset about challenging situations is a sign of good mental health vs. being unaffected, so I guess suppressing is not the answer.
Telling someone nearly always helps. It reminds me we are not alone, and life is a struggle sometimes. It helps to reframe and even romanticise the struggle – I imagine myself looking back on tough times, proud of how we endured.
Chasing your dreams is not as romantic as it seems, but it does add a very real and alive texture to life. A very similar feeling to life that walking and living in the wild adds.
You feel close to the edge, winning and losing little battles all the time. You become aware of how nothing is permanent, and slowly become more comfortable with that. Doing something with the time you are given.
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I.” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have is what we do with the time that is given us.”– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.
Hope to see you on a wild trail this year, making the most of your time!