If you’ve ever used a navigation system, you’re likely familiar with when the navigator’s voice chimes in, “Recalculating…” whenever you veer from the path that he or she has planned for you.
Real life can be like that too. Sometimes, we plan a course and are happily and confidently speeding along to our destination when suddenly there is a reason to detour or change direction. Whether external conditions change or otherwise, matters not. The outcome is the same. You go from familiar and confident to suddenly feeling – afraid and alone.
I’m being forced to “recalculate” here lately. I’m not liking it because the Voice that has been guiding me hasn’t automatically synched with where I’m supposed to go now. So for a bit, I’m moving in a direction without any direction at all. Or maybe I’m not listening closely enough to the Voice.
Transitions can be very scary because you have no idea where you’re going to end up. But life can be like that. If you’ve lived long enough, you’ve even had some “recalculating” moments yourself. Don’t lose heart. Just be patient and maybe slow down some. Recalculating….