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Updated: Nov 21, 2022

Life can be…well…puzzling.

It’s like a giant, complicated jigsaw puzzle. Just when we think we have it figured out, we realize we don’t.

Even when the pieces have been rapidly clicking into place, inevitably there’s one that doesn’t quite fit where you think it should.

So, what do we do? We try to force it into place, of course…

We’ve all been there; we want to complete the picture in front of us, and when things stop falling into place, we get frustrated, and try to jam it where we want it to go.

And what if there’s a piece missing. Then what?

Let’s face it…even if we complete the scene in front of us, there will be cracks in the picture. It’s the nature of our jigsaw lives. The picture is never perfect, by design. It’s how we learn and grow.

No one’s puzzle architecture follows the same path, and if we don’t like the spot we’re stuck at, we can take a break and return with a fresh perspective, or we can throw the pieces back in the box for good.

We can even give ourselves a completely clean slate.

A couple of years ago I would have told you I liked how my puzzle was coming together. The pieces seemed to naturally fall into place. It was dynamic, and evolving.

Then, everything changed. It was more like my jigsaw puzzle morphed from a field of sunflowers, into a grey rainy day, but the fact is, the pieces for the picture I was working on weren’t going to fit no matter how determined I was to jam them together.

I allowed myself to walk away.

Not all things need to be neatly finished. We can choose a different puzzle 🦋

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