ONE QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE

My life was falling apart.

For the past 10 years, I had been fighting against the worst bout of depression I had ever experienced in my life.

The black dog had taken everything. I was too mentally sick to keep a job. My friends had stopped calling when I refused an invitation too many. My father, unable to cope with my disease and my mum’s apathy, had left the family.

Now my boyfriend, the man I had been with for 12 years and thought I would one day marry, was breaking up with me, too.

I felt like my world was crumbling down on me. Everything I had ever known, disappeared. Everything I had ever believed in, a lie. Everything I had ever dreamed of, gone.

Where do you go from there?

Something in me snapped. I know this was make or break time. I could either pierce back the broken pieces of my life and create a new story or give up the fight and wait to die.

I wanted to fight but I didn’t know how. I had no idea what to do or what step to take. I was mired in insecurities, wallowing in self-doubt. I had no certainties anymore.

Or did I…?

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Thinking about it, there were only two things I knew for sure.

I knew for sure I didn’t belong in Senigallia. Heck, I didn’t belong in the whole of Italy.

I also knew for sure I wanted to write.

And even though I had no idea how to make it all happen, I knew that’s where I had to start. In the midst of all my confusion, these two things gave me something to clutch onto. A foundation on which to write the next chapter of my story.

London seemed like a good place for lost souls to begin anew. So, I packed my laptop and a few belongings into a suitcase and left.

I’d be lying if I said I have it all figured out. I don’t know if I’ll become the next J. K. Rowling, write a bestseller or even publish any book at all. I don’t even know if London is where I’ll stay for the rest of my life.

But it doesn’t matter. These two things gave me a compass to point me in the right direction.

And so, any time I’m feeling overwhelmed and uncertain and not knowing which path to take, I ask myself. “What do you know for sure right now, this very moment?”

Follow the answer.

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Over to you, now. What do you know for certain right now and how is that pointing you in the right direction?

With love,

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