“The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers”.~ Ruth Benedict
After months, I came out of the room to my work area because finally, the sun was out. I was cozily snuggled under the blanket for long that I didn’t realize that months had gone by. Heck, four months had gone by this year and I didn’t even know how and when.
Yesterday, I was all by myself, dusting and cleaning ‘my room’. I realized that I had so many plans when we came into this house. I wanted to decorate the room with my books and posters. I wanted to sip a cup of coffee and sit here while I read or worked.
And then I stared at the desk for long. All the plans, goals and targets stared right back at me. My brand new planner laid there untouched. The book stack made me wince. The TBR list has grown to more than fifty now. The exercise cycle needs to be dusted off.
I realized that I was distracted all this while. I was doing so many things at a time but I ought to shape my thinking. I needed to keep it together and find answers. There weren’t any Oprah-worthy ‘Aha’ moments. But a sensation of ‘you’ve got it in you’. There is no one answer. There are many. And it becomes a lot clearer when you start looking for it.
You needn’t find a friend or an actual person to vent out your frustrations. All the words in the world can’t change the fact that sometimes we just need to sit with our feelings. No amount of validation, advice, or external support will provide you with the choice of choosing solutions to our problems. The right answer for me may not be the right one for you. Other people can be there to help us, but at the end of the day, we need to find the strength to find answers and to execute them.
This post was written in response to the Quote Prompt.
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- The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers.~ Ruth Benedict
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