I decided I needed a kick in the pants. Because my motivation to blog has seriously been lacking. Then, this morning, I stumbled across a post about National Blog Posting Month.
It’s easy. You simply commit to write a blog post everyday for the month of March. They even give you daily writing prompts, if you need extra inspiration.
And I’ve decided that I do, indeed, need some inspiration. At least in the beginning So today the topic is uncertainty.
Me, I like order. I like having a schedule. I like knowing what’s coming next. Uncertainty is not my thing.
But, it’s virtually unavoidable, isn’t it? We can plan our lives down to the most minute detail, but in the end, there are an infinite number of uncertainties.
And I’m going to tell you, that knowledge is stifling for me at times. It gets my insides in a twist. It makes my mind race. Sometimes I simply don’t know how to deal with it, all that uncertainty. Uncertainty is kind of scary.
Sometimes I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle against all that uncertainty. All the ways I try to keep my life in order are no match for the dreaded uncertainty. It can take the best laid plan and turn it into a disaster.
So what do you do, just give up? I’ve often thought that might be the answer. Just forget about plans. Life is going to do to you what it wants anyway, right?
But I’ve come to a different realization recently. Uncertainty feels scary to me, but it’s a hell of a motivator too. I think of uncertainty like an angry bear charging at me. I’m not going to stand there and let it get me. Heck no. I’m going to figure out a way not to get mauled to death, that’s what I’m going to do.
So uncertainty might be charging at me daily, but that’s what forces me to make the choices that are turning my life into what it is. Because I won’t let it run my life. Just like I won’t let that bear tear my face off.
I’m still no fan of uncertainty, but it’s an enemy I’m learning to deal with.