“Not all those who wander are lost.”J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Sometimes we get lost in our journey through life. Its the equivalent of your phone’s GPS app crashing. That little voice that was guiding you along just disappears. I’ve recently felt this feeling as it relates to my life and where I’m headed. For the first time in a long time, I don’t have a locked-in destination. Imagine someone asking you for directions. You ask them where they’re trying to go and they tell you they’re headed West (go watch Book of Eli).
Without specifics on their intended destination, it will be hard for you to help them. Most of my life I’ve been headed toward a very specific destination (engineer, college professor, etc.). But I can honestly say that at this current moment, I’m headed that way. Yep, that way. Basically, I have a big picture view of where I see myself in the future, but its a place I’ve never been before and I don’t know too many people that have been there. I feel like there aren’t any specific directions to get you there. It’s one of those places you just stumble upon.
So what do I do between now and the time I get there? The value of being in this space is that I get to be still, reflect, and seek guidance on the path forward. I’ve always been such a driven person, working to accomplish one goal or another. I believe I’m in a space where I feel my way through the journey and be willing to go left or right as needed.