*via Joost J. Bakker
To quote Tom Petty "the waiting is the hardest part" and so it is when waiting stops you from living now.
Have you ever lived your life as if your happiness hinged on one thing? A phone call from a boy, a college acceptance letter, a proposal of marriage, a positive pregnancy test, moving into your dream house, finally losing the last ten pounds, finding a profession you're proud to talk about at cocktail parties.
And then that one thing happened (or didn't happen), and that moment of happiness exploded then fizzled and the permanent state eluded you, because now you waited on another hinge, for another thing to happen, thinking that then and only then all would be well.
I've lived that way. Too many times. For far too long. I've left my joy on the doorstep of waiting.
I can't be happy until... My life will be better when...
Have you ever decided to stop waiting? I don't mean forcing something to happen. I mean letting it be okay that it hasn't happened yet. Deciding you'll no longer live life on doorsteps, as if you are outside of something, waiting to be let in. Finding a way to flourish while living in the in-between place, a room all it's own, a home, as if it's all there will ever be. Because it is - for now.