It has been a barreling ahead kind of week--many things accomplished, many things celebrated. And yet, as I end it, I am frustrated by what is still undone, what is not as it should be. Turns out that sometimes, a few steps forward require a few steps back.
It is frustrating. Why can't it be that forward motion can just be
forward motion? Why does "full speed ahead" have to come with "wait,
And so, I "end" my week (for, these days, for me, "end" is a relative term)
satisfied, yet not, accomplished, yet not, at peace, yet not. We spend a
great many hours and days of our lives trying to step forward--whether
personally, or professionally. We are conditioned to believe that
forward is the way to go. But what I am discovering is that steps
forward can't always come on their own. They take a little recognition
of where we've been, and a lot of patience with the process of getting where
we're going. And sometimes that means accepting a step back. Until our
feet, and the rest of us, are a little more ready for the road ahead.