The unprecedented crisis we are going through has closed many doors and opened others, including the one of uncertainty. It’s been several weeks since this unpleasant feeling has invaded me; I’m not sure of anything … I, who needs so much to control things. I miss my life before!
Doubt lives in me and questions assail me and as if that were not enough, I must also manage those of my children. Aren’t we parents supposed to know everything? Well this time I don’t have the answers, but I know one thing at least; it will never be the same again.
I sometimes think of the famous popular saying which says: “We don’t know what tomorrow will be like”. And yet, this is not a reason to fear the arrival of a new day. So why should it be different this time?
It makes me think back to the exhilarating experiences I’ve had in my life. In reality, the ones that have been the most exciting and the most rewarding are the ones that have been sown with uncertainty, fear and sometimes even pain. It was in these circumstances that I surpassed myself, that I worked relentlessly and that I mobilized resources I didn’t even know I had. It was indeed in the greatest moments of uncertainty that I grew the most and accomplished the things of which I am most proud.
I have to face it, if I knew precisely what the future was made of, it would be terribly monotonous and boring. I would end up making no more mistakes, learning nothing, discovering nothing…. not growing. And in my case, it’s precisely a life like this that I don’t want.
So why not make this uncertainty my ally in these times of crisis?
Clearly, the scale of this collective challenge is unmatched, but we can all, at our level, make our contribution and take a step forward. So, I choose to make this uncertainty a driving force that will allow me to be creative, to reinvent myself and get out of my comfort zone.
This is how I will continue to live enriching things, to develop myself, but also to set an example for my children. This is how we will catch a glimpse of the sun’s rays through the big gray clouds.
It is important to continue to have faith in the future because it is ultimately when nothing is certain that everything is possible, and that hope exists.
So, I’m flinging wide the door to uncertainty AND possibility. This one thought excites me and gives me energy.
What about you?