I know that this #MondayMotivation quote has to seem very cliche and corny. Trust in your journey. Brittany, you can do better than this. I hear some of the judgment now LOL! But I mean this because I’m going through this myself. So I hope my mini spiel this morning can help someone.

I am in a place in my life, yet again, where I’m confused and lost on some things pertaining to my future. I know what I want, and I’m putting in the work to get there. But I’m not sure when certain things are going to happen. Or if. And that’s frustrating as ever. I know I’m not alone in that.

When I was at a previous job, I struggled mentally and emotionally. I felt overworked, underpaid, and STUCK. My dad would always tell me that it was all “stepping stones” to get me to where I wanted to be. That I just needed to trust that it would all work out how it was supposed to. The rational side of me understood what he meant. The emotional side of me didn’t want to hear it. Because dag, I worked hard and I deserved better regardless.

It’s only now that I’m where I am in a career, a place where I feel I’m challenged and impactful, (and paid for it, okay?!) that I can appreciate where I was. With all of its ups and downs, I learned how to handle pressure, how to speak up for myself more, and that my skills (which I often considered simple) were a hot commodity. I was prepared to handle the work I do now, even if I didn’t see it at the time.

I’m again at a place where I have to trust where my journey is taking me. I have to trust that these “stepping stones” in both my personal and professional lives are leading me to an even better place than I am right now. Which is hard, but I believe in it because it’s happened before. Thank God.

So today, and this week especially, I want to encourage someone who, like me, is riding the train of life blind and is feeling discouraged about the direction things are headed. You may feel that things won’t pan out like how you want, but keep trusting the process. The lessons are rough, and yeah, I’m tired of them too. But don’t quit. Don’t come this far and then give up. Trust that you’re on the right path.

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