From Mind to Mars: How to Get to Where You Want to Be

Jonas Ressem
Curious
Published in
5 min readAug 21, 2021

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In the glare of the sun, I sat by myself on our tattered red sofa. And while it occupied most of the room, it didn’t confine me. I was busy drifting off into spaces beyond.

I visited what had been: last winter. And I saw I was hurting and lost. It was not a pretty picture, but it served as a powerful reminder and contrast. It made me long for someplace better.

I visited what could be: the rest of my life. And I knew I had opportunities. While it was intriguing, I had trouble focusing the picture. With such a vast space before me, how would I know which way to go?

I returned to the present. Although it was better than the past, I desired more from life in the future. But I just couldn’t get myself to focus on a specific one.

I continued to imagine different spaces throughout the summer. But by fall I hadn’t gotten anywhere. By keeping every option open, I remained where I had been. Not exactly lost, but not found either.

However, it made me realize I needed to establish something. If I wanted to get somewhere, my mind couldn’t be everywhere. I had to make a choice.

And so, following a tiny spark of interest, I decided to try my luck as an author; to write and live off my work. Unfortunately, there was a great distance between…

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Jonas Ressem
Curious

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