It's so easy to forget that you are a work in progress, eh? Can you realistically reach a level of "enough" or "full" or "complete"?

We live in a world where we strive for that. They take shape in the form of degrees, graduation ceremonies, checkmarks or follower count. If you reach this amount or this recognized certification, then "you're good".

The reality is, you can only ever get close to it.

You will still make mistakes, but you won't make the same ones or as frequently as before. New mistakes are inevitable. This is a world where we touch and factor in so many new moving parts at the same time.

There will be people who may make you feel like you're not good enough. And unfortunately, the person who will make you feel like that the most, is you. Find the courage to forgive yourself, and forgive quickly. There's nothing worse than stewing on a hiccup and letting it take over your potential.

And it's okay to step away.

Answers come when you choose clarity–when you choose to stop chasing. When you let a wound heal, the wild thing is that it actually heals. When you let your brain rest, step away, and come back to it, you will wonder why you hadn't done it sooner. Don't force success, or a way out. Force a pause and return.

The other option (that might feel scary, and that is totally okay too) is to totally walk away.

It crosses your mind sometimes, because it can feel "too much". And that is valid and can be true. And as an option to make it stop, is to stop. Giving up can feel like failure. Like you've let down yourself – the most important person. But it is also the most liberating choice if you know in your heart of hearts that this is not for you (anymore).

If you've felt like this isn't for you for a very long time, and that there is something else on the horizon for you, you need to listen to that.