This morning I landed in Chicago with below freezing temperatures embracing me, big name PR agencies filling the city, skyscrapers towering and people surrounding me. It’s easy to immediately feel lost and small, especially when a drive through Michigan Avenue will remind you of all the things you can’t afford.
I wonder how did some of my friends make the transition from warm Florida to freezing Chicago. I hear the trick is to move during summer but wouldn’t the first snowfall make you ready for your lease to be up.
I wonder have I been taking full advantage of all the opportunities and time I’ve had these past few years. Is my PR experience enough for what is to come next? Or should home where I am now continue being home? Are others’ skills more tuned than mine in some ways?
Most importantly, why am I comparing my journey to others’? To compare our journeys means that there is a normal journey. To be normal means we have to do things a certain way. We’re unique beings, so our individual experiences should have bold touches different than others.
As Kelly Cutrone says, “Normal gets you nowhere.”