In as much as you enjoy the feeling of having your plans laid out, you also owe it to yourself to be open to your plans and even your goals having to change. It might be possible that you might be experiencing a roadblock that you never saw coming, and it has left you feeling stuck— likely in the form of feelings of exhaustion, perpetual self-doubt, or a possible change of heart. Whatever it may be, don’t go banging your head on the roadblock. You won’t get anything done that way. Instead, dig deep and see what the universe might be trying to tell you. Do you want it enough? Or is the reason you’re burning out because you’re slowly realizing that you want something else?

Listen to: “Truth Is” by Sabrina Claudio

Must-watch: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Keep in mind:

Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.

Ernest Hemmingway
Art by Brooke DiDonato

And when you are sure of what you want, have the courage to pursue it. You will find that it might not be as practical as you thought. In fact, it might be completely different from what you’ve been telling yourself you wanted all along, and there’s a possibility it completely goes against what you initially believe in or what society expects from you. But let the fire of your heart and your desire to see things get done take over, and just go after it.