Have you ever reached a point where you’ve thought ‘now what?’ It may happen after a long succession of things that haven’t turned out in quite the way you had been hoping. Or after feeling judged by others. Sometimes it feels that no matter who we try to be – kind, aloof, involved, funny, serious – it just doesn’t go well and we’re left feeling that we don’t fit in, again. Sometimes we feel judged because of how we look, our accent, where we live, our jobs. It can feel exhausting and make us withdraw and question whether we ought to bother trying to reach out to others again.
It can be helpful to gain another perspective if you’re feeling stuck – to talk things through with someone you trust. It can help you to consider the kinds of choices you are making and whether making different choices might help you to lead a more fulfilled life. It might also help you to make peace with the fact that we can’t take responsibility for other people’s stories.