When something difficult to navigate appears unexpectedly when you had hoped for smooth sailing, it is often super painful.
But when you intentionally venture out into stormy seas, preparing in advance for whatever challenges you might come across, it is a very different feeling.
It can be especially tricky when both of these things happen at the same time, in different parts of your life.
If you try to rush full steam ahead without changing up your plans, you will surely end up crashing straight into sharp rocks. But if on the other hand, you shrink in fear and beat a forced retreat to safe harbor at the first sign of trouble, you’ll never develop the courage you need to grow in life.
I don’t have advice to offer here, it’s just an observation. But it’s also something I have been thinking about a lot lately.