Waiting is not the hardest part
It’s the knowing
That once the shift happens
She may walk
She may fly
Or she may crawl
But she will never
Be the same
©Ashley Castle Barnes
I’ve written more than once about my patience with waiting.
When I know something’s coming, I want it here now.
But also, I sometimes get the necessary reminder that it’s not the waiting for it to happen so much as to see what happens NEXT.
Because often it’s not the event itself that’s so impactful, but the change it elicits.
Sometimes we expect something big and nothing happens.
Sometimes we don’t feel the effects right away.
Sometimes it really was just an event.
I think I always get a little wound up about the life-changing possibility only to feel a little let down when nothing miraculous happens.
Like when I published my first book, I was pretty sure the sky was going to fall from putting myself out there in a way I had never done before.
But it didn’t.
We had a lovely book launch party and life went back to normal.
Except since then, I’ve published a second book, been a contributor in a multi-author book, and am getting ready to publish my third book.
So something DID happen.
A little crawling. A whole lot of walking. And just enough flying.
And nothing is the same.
What are you waiting for today?