Yesterday, I wrote about lens vs. roadblock moments where lens moments happen 2% of the time and roadblocks happen 98%.
When I write, I often share those 2% moments where I come to some sort of amazing self-realization. But in reality, 98% of the time, I don’t and I either get stuck, frustrated or plow through the moment refusing to process. This is important to say because it is easy to compare ourselves to another’s journey and feel “behind” or like we are doing something wrong. It’s a good reminder that what we see of someone else’s life is never the full picture (hello, social media!). And it is also important to say because it is easy for me who is sharing my “victories” to claim a lot of things that are not true – keep me in check, dear reader!
For all the times I write about an epiphany, I spend about 98 other times feeling like my mind, heart and soul are hitting up against a roadblock. There is absolutely not a continuous stream of lessons learned – that’d actually be exhausting! And honestly, it requires quite a few of those roadblock moments to build up before I can get to a lens moment.
Never never never judge your 98% of moments to my 2%!
I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.