Moving forward has never seemed so hopeful and yet uncertain at the same time.
While we all want to find a solid path toward a new normal, we may still find ourselves at crossroad after crossroad filled with uncertainty.
Some days seem to bring with them more questions than answers, and it seems like all we can count on right now is the cer tainty of change.
I’ve tried my best to embrace that inevitable energy of change.
I am encouraging my own exploration and a new type of openness for what can become my personal next.
Through this all, I’ve had to make changes in my life and career that were unforeseen — even unimaginable — just a few years ago.
More change will come I know. But I have found that one thing helps me avoid the stress and frustration of uncertainty, and instead embrace an energy of excitement and hope.
That one thing is joy.
It really is that simple. I’ve made strides to find joy in every day. Joy in my work. Joy in my life. Joy in my marriage. Joy in my community. But probably most importantly — joy in myself.
I know life does not always feel joyful, and circumstances may make it tough to find a positive energy some days.
But what if you just believe a little harder. Reach a little higher.
Gaze a little farther.
What if you find your joy — embrace, celebrate and live it.
Then, what if the path and the light you have been searching for raises you higher, and moves you forward further, than you ever thought you could ever go. Where will the path lead you then?
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