Do you remember the day you stayed at home alone for the first time? For me it was terrifying. Actually, you know what, terrifying doesn’t even touch it. Obviously all of the murderers and bad guys in the region would be alerted via some secret child’s-at-home-alone-for-the-first-time-and-hey-this-seems-like-as-good-a-time-as-any-to-kill-them network and it was a matter of choosing whether to prepare myself waiting for them to arrive or freak out enough that they’d be too afraid to come close.

Let’s just say my mom didn’t even make it out of the driveway before I went running after her car sobbing.

Considering here I am in my mid twenties and actually enjoy my alone time, it’s safe to say that I figured things out. That’s the thing – no matter what situation we’re put into (whether by choice or forcibly), up until this point we’ve figured things out.

#Truth. I could end this here but I’ve got lots of words so I might as well use them. Here it goes…

Although it might not seem like it, “we’ll figure it out” is a damn good plan. It’s solid, it’s got intention, and ultimately it implies a conclusion of some sort. If nothing else, it’s a good place to start. Sure, you’ll get frustrated and second guess yourself and wonder if you’re making a terrible decision, but the plan stays the same – we’ll figure it out.

And if you don’t figure it out? Well, somehow that’s okay too. Because even if you don’t feel like you figured things out, somehow and somewhere along the way you did. If things work out, you’ve figured it out. If they don’t? You’ve figured it out. We’re forced to make many decisions and figure out complex situations over the course of growing up. Be it figuring out how to stay at home alone without fears of murderers or whether it’s a life altering decision that could easily change the course of your life, you’ll figure it out. You have up until this point so no reason to believe now would be any different.

Figuring it out doesn’t mean that we’ll make the best choices every time, that we arrived at the best possible conclusion, or that we’ll take the easiest path toward our destination. It means showing up, putting in the effort because otherwise there’s nothing. You can figure it out or there’s nothing. It’s as simple as that.

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I don’t know what decisions you’ve made to get you to where you are today. I don’t know what choices stand in front of you. I don’t know if you’ll be happy or sad or disappointed or regretful or brilliantly elated with excitement. But I do know that you’ll figure it out. You don’t have to figure it all out, or figure out the choices of everyone…but for you and your own self, you’ll figure it out.

We were made to figure it out. Because of figuring it out, we’ve found each other. And no matter what happens, we’ll keep on figuring it out.

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