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.)
You don’t have to know what the next chapter will be, or even the next scene. You don’t have to know what’s coming.
Even if you don’t know all the plot points yet, your story can still be about something.
Maybe this is the part of the story where you love something, or you chase something, or you want something, or you believe in something. That’s a good story.
That could be what your story is about right now.
But living a story that’s about something doesn’t mean you get to control the whole thing. (*sad trombone.*)
Living your story is not the same as being in control. Living with purpose is not the same as being in control, either.
A whole lot of things are out of your control, but that’s okay. (I mean, it’s not my favorite thing. But it is true, and it’s going to be fine.)
Even if you’re not in control, you still get to choose how to respond. You still get to choose what you believe about the whole situation. That’s something.
But it isn’t going to be tidy, probably.
That’s what I want to point out. If the plot points of your life are all over the place, that does not actually mean your story has gone off the rails.
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. It probably will be.
And yet. And yet. When you look back, you’ll see themes popping up. You’ll see that your story has been about something, all along.
You have been about something, all along.
In the meantime: just keep on living through one scene at a time. It really will be a great story.