“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”Tom Hiddleston
I love how Tom’s quote (above) says one foot in front of the other. I like how it’s simple. Just one foot in front of the other. I think that sometimes we can complicate things with how many ways things get done but like this quote says, all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other. Some days just moving forward one step can be our best effort.
Where I tend to shift away from this quote is where I feel it’s less of a mountain, and more like we’re in a river. Because on a mountain if you don’t take a step you’re not going anywhere but life isn’t like that. Life continues on whether you’re making an effort or not. Then one day you look back and realize how much has gone by. Either you were present and you’re already away of how much has passed or you weren’t present and you have no idea what you missed unless someone tells you. From another perspective, you’re not going to be able to capture everything. The great thing about life is that we get new days and new beginnings to shift our focus toward the things we do desire to see along our journey.
I’m no sage but there was a point in my life where getting out of bed felt near impossible for me. The only reason I’d get out of bed was for my kid. I missed out on important things. I dreamed of being where I am now. Now that I’m here, all I can think is how happy I am that I allowed myself to REST!! I was so ashamed and sad that I was resting but this current Saschia could not be more proud of the woman I was and all that I went through during those times.
So it’s less about taking one step at a time, and more important to learn to appreciate the things passing by.