I’m super late to the party, but me and Mr HB have finally started watching West Wing on All4. So, of course President Bartlett has filled the role of ‘favourite fictional character,’ previously held by Atticus Finch.
One of his signature phrases is ‘what’s next?’ It’s meant to show his enthusiasm, his thirst for everything he can fix.
I can do that, too. With this pamphlet coming out, I’ve already got my eye on the next thing. What would be a good next step for me? How can I build on this success?
But I don’t think this is the time for that. This is not the time for ‘what’s next?’ This is a time to acknowledge my achievement, and the recognition of the quality of my work. I need to hold onto this feeling, however fleeting it may be.
Today I have been thinking about…big life.
What happens when someone or something steps into your tiny life and offers you a glimpse at a big life?
Several Sundays ago, I got a life-changing email.
It was a good, life-changing email, but nevertheless, when you like your life pretty much how it is, thanks, the idea of going out into the big wide world again can be unsettling.
Here’s a quick seven ideas on how to maintain a tinylife in your big life.
- It’s OK to not know what you’re doing,
- It’s OK to be scared,
- It’s OK to ask for help,
- Try to stay grounded,
- Nature can soothe,
- Keep coming home, and…probably most importantly…
- Work out, and then remember who is in your circle. They’ll be the people that hold you through the craziness of big life.