It’s ok to be lost – sometimes.

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It’s ok to be lost – sometimes.

For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been a bit lost.
I was trying to find myself through many different hobbies, potential career choices, spiritual experiences, travels,  acquaintances… And, maybe being lost, or in more optimistic words - searching for the right path, has been my best internship so far.

I’ve had the chance to visit parts of Europe and the USA. I’ve volunteered. I’ve taken up sports I hadn’t practiced in over a dozen years. I’ve tried temporary jobs in different industries only to leave my comfort zone and try something I hadn’t quite believed I would succeed in. I even stepped on skis for the first time in my life on the first day of this year. What a liberating experience!

I’ve visited more exhibitions and plays, written more motivational letters, cooked more meals, and shared more time with loved ones than ever before.

As one friend put very simply on one of those days when you’re feeling like nothing makes sense and everything you’re doing is wrong:

“This is all valuable information for your growth!”

So, I think it’s OK to be lost sometimes. As long as you keep going forward.

Marija

Zadnjih 6 mjeseci sam malo izgubljena. Pokušavala sam se pronaći kroz mnogo različitih hobija, potencijalnih karijera, duhovnih iskustava, putovanja, poznanstva… I možda je ovo traženje pravog puta (malo optimističnijim rječnikom) – moja najbolja praksa do sada.

Imala sam priliku posjetiti dijelove Europe i SAD-a. Volontirala sam. Upustila sam se u sportove koje nisam trenirala preko deset godina. Primila sam se privremenih poslova u različitim industrijama, samo da bi izašla iz svoje ‘comfort’ zone i probala nešto u čemu nisam vjerovala da bi mogla uspjeti. Čak sam stala na skije prvi put u svom životu, prvog dana u novoj godini. Vrlo oslobađajuće iskustvo!

Posjetila sam više izložbi i predstava, napisala motivacijskih pisama, skuhala jela i provela više vremena s voljenim osobama nego ikada do sada.

Na jednom od onih druženja kad ti se čini kao da ništa nema smisla i da je sve što radiš krivo, prijateljica je to vrlo jednostavno sročila:

“Ovo su sve vrijedne informacije za tebe!”

Pa, mislim da je OK ponekad biti izgubljen. Bitno da se ide naprijed.

 

Krvavec Ski Slope, Slovenia

Bon Ton Concept Store, Zagreb

Tarte Aux Pommes

Boston, MA

Amor et Caritas, MoMA

Before I Die Global Art Project

https://www.facebook.com/basecamp.si
http://beforeidie.cc/site/

Perceptive. Detailed. Impatient. Curious. Eager. Believer. Leo. marija@lestandart.com

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