Give Yourself Space to Experiment

I thought I had everything mapped out. Go to college, get a job, work my way up, retire at 65.

And then I stepped into corporate America and didn’t like the florescent lights, or the drab cubicles.

I wanted out and worked my butt off for 5 years to get out. I tried new things. I made connections. I experimented.

And I haven’t stopped.

I don’t want a career plan anymore. I just want to experiment. I want to test to see what I enjoy. I want to discover hidden talents. I want to understand every knob and button.

But in order to experiment with our life, we need space. We need to give ourselves permission to fail, trusting all the while that we will learn from our experience.

If not, we confine ourselves to living life in a narrow field of vision, one where the peripherals scare us, but tantilize us all the same.

I don’t want to live life that way. I want to know where I stand.