the future looks foggy
values can lead you through the haze
I visited my optometrist last week and as the different lenses clicked in front of my eyes, the fuzzy view felt similar to my future shifting and shaping. It looks foggy, and I’m filled to the brim with trust that it will be beautiful because I’ve formed it myself with my tiny little actions, using my values as a compass when I’ve felt adrift. It may feel blurry, but I can see the colors and the textures and the form of my days beginning to focus.
An interesting offer fell into my text thread a few days ago and I said yes when I thought I would say no. It feels faintly risky, but I’m trusting my gut as it nudges me to gently close one door and swing open another, even if the new (arched!) door is in a different borough and feels uncharted.
I’m uncertain at how my summer days will look, how autumn or the new year will unfold - my view of the future is like looking through the lens of glasses I don’t need. But I’m used to looking at my future through a clouded lens. I’m at peace with the blur because it means I’m being honest with myself - we’re all looking at our futures through clouded glass, there’s no other way.
May we all surrender to the blur, and go forth with our values leading us through the haze.
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