Stuck

By: Erin Rose Hennessy

Have you ever felt “stuck” in your life? Not necessarily sad or negative, but just the feeling that you’re supposed to be going somewhere but you have no idea where that is or how to get there?

Lately, I have gone through some tremendous personal changes. Most have been very, very positive but now that I have a new outlook on who I am and what I am capable of – I find myself suddenly struck with the realization that the world is gigantic and I now have to find my place in it.

Where is that place? And I don’t mean the physical place – I mean, what am I supposed to be doing? Where am I supposed to be doing it? Who am I supposed to be doing it with?

I know what I like! I like to write. Writing is one of my earliest passions. I love to tell the story of how I didn’t walk until I was two years old, but I taught myself to read when I was three-and-a-half. I’m a very good self-teacher, obviously. I love language and the written word. I was using (and spelling) big words like “reciprocal” correctly at a very young age – but cutely mispronouncing them.

I also love children. Kids are so easy to get along with – they’re honest and it doesn’t take much to make them laugh. I’ve been an early childhood teacher for almost ten years and have learned so much from the kids I’ve taught over the years.

I wish I knew how to wave a magic wand and unstick myself. Until then, I’ll eat my Thin Mints and drink my tea over here….

Do you ever feel stuck? How do you unstick yourself, so to speak?

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