You’re living your story right now, and I think it’s a story about something true.
I think it’s a good story.
That doesn’t mean you have to know exactly where you’re going, or how exactly you’re going to get there.
You don’t have to know all the details. (I never do.)
We don’t have to know what the next chapter will be, or even the next scene. We don’t have to know what’s coming.
Even if we don’t know all the plot points yet, our stories can still be about something.
We can still choose to value something, to pursue something, to care about something, to believe in something. That’s what our story is about.
Living your story is not the same as being in control. Living with purpose is not the same as being in control. A whole lot of things are out of our control, but that’s okay. We get to choose how to respond. We get to choose what to believe.
Your story does not have to have to be made up of tidy lessons and teachable moments. It doesn’t have to be tidy at all. It can, in fact, be decidedly messy.
When we look back, we can see themes emerging. We can see that our stories have been about something, all along. We have been about something, all along.
We’ll just keep on living our stories until then.
P.S. – More on living your story.
This post is part of a #write31days series about living on purpose.