To all of you who are waiting for your breakthrough, I might have some encouragement but it also might be an unpopular opinion.
It's already here.
Yeah, I know. It sounds crazy. Overly hopeful and maybe a little unrealistic and optimistic. But, I think there's some truth in it. How do I know? Because I'm just like you. I'm waiting for that big breakthrough. That moment. That time. That wow factor and sigh of relief when you can look around and say I made it.
But what if it's already here. Or worse, what if it's right under our nose and we're missing it. What if our breakthrough has been here. All along. Or rather with us all along. I'm starting to believe, really believe, that we're not just meant for one big moment or even a couple. There's never going to be this monumental moment where every single thing comes together and life is perfect.
There will always be another problem, another goal, another moment to get to. I thought when I graduated high school and went to college, that was my moment. Then it came and it went. Then I thought graduating college would be it. I had dreams of going off and being successful and pulling it all together. Then that came and it went (without the pulling it all together part). I thought passing my real estate exam was my moment. Then that came and went.
I thought I'd be engaged or married, living in a place I loved and could call my own, thriving in my job and making a decent living, going on adventures and vacations and living my best life, as they say.