615 – Freedom

–So, what are you going to do now?

–I’m… not quite sure yet.

–Oh?

–Yeah, well… you know. I’ve spent so much of my life doing what other people told me to or being what they expected me to be. Now that I don’t have to do that anymore I’m completely lost.

–Freedom can be a little disorienting at first.

–I’m not disoriented, more like overwhelmed. There’s so many things I want to do at the same time that I’m afraid of choosing the wrong one.

–That’s another very important aspect of freedom that almost nobody talks about, freedom brings with it a lot of responsibility. From now on you have to live with the consequences of every decision you make, but you also get to enjoy the all the rewards.

–It’s kinda funny, right? I finally have the chance to be whatever I want, and I realize I don’t even know what I want to be or what my next steps should be.

–Whatever they are, you should just take them one at a time. And remember that, in order to know where you want to go and how to get there you first have to know where you are right now.

–I have no fucking idea.

–I think, deep inside, you do. You just have to give yourself a chance to find out who you are, then you’ll know what you want to be.

–How do I do that?

–The way we all do, with a little trial and error, a little luck, and a lot of courage.

–That sounds really scary.

–I’m not gonna lie, it will be scary and very difficult at times. But it can also be an exhilarating adventure. You’ve always loved creating. Think of this as the opportunity to work on your biggest project.

–And what’s that?

–Yourself.

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