Sometimes the Universe gives you exactly what you want, even if you never explicitly asked for it. And for some reason, in my current life, the Universe has been looking out for me.
A year ago, I was in a bad place. My business was doing well and after two years of profitable bootstrapping, was providing me with a steady personal income.
But I wasn’t happy. There was no personal satisfaction and no indication that I would ever be free of that business, which at that point, I found restrictive and antagonistic to my personal goals.
There were days when I wondered if running a business was just an excuse for not pursuing my creative writing life.
Then things happened. And I found myself having to start over from scratch.
I didn’t see it as freedom in the beginning. All I knew was that the world that I was familiar with had disappeared.
In The Hero with A Thousand Faces, the hero is often forced into his journey. He is forced to cross the threshold between the ordinary world and the unknown world. That’s where he discovers his magic.
Likewise, I found myself having to cross the threshold and it turned out to be a good thing.
The real adventure begins when you cross the border between familiarity and the wild outside.