Last month I wrote about how to get unstuck. To get unstuck, you first need to recognize that you are stuck. For me, and I’m guessing for most of us, feeling stuck is uncomfortable. It can be frustrating, painful and something you continue to wish wasn’t the state that you found yourself in.
Yet what if being stuck is exactly where you needed to be? What if?
I’ve posed this question to myself both before and after this post, and find myself still pondering it today. If you are stuck, and continue to find yourself stuck, what might you need to learn? If you are continuing to find that the doors are closed and no windows open, is it the wrong door entirely? This is definitely a “glass is half full” approach to thinking about being stuck, but you should know by now that that is exactly how I approach life (or at least try my hardest to!).
It is how I am thinking about still not being pregnant. Is there something else that I am meant to be doing with this time, something else that needs my focus, besides a new baby? Perhaps it is this blog and podcast. Perhaps it is my marriage and my step-kids. Perhaps there is more I need to learn about being a step-mom and being part of a family of five before we can become a family of six. Perhaps it is my career, and my desire to continue to move up in my company, which is easier without a new baby.
Accepting where you are doesn’t mean that you are giving up on the future. It just means you are accepting that the place you are in needs you today. For what? Well, only you can answer that.
This week try to embrace wherever it is you find yourself today.