The Only Way Out is Through


Being an adult means doing things you don’t want to do.

That’s been a hard truth to come to terms with. Especially when doing things you don’t want to do means tackling your fears head on, which is something I’ve had to do weekly this semester.

And I know logically that I’m not actually climbing Mount Everest and that I almost definitely will survive the year. But having anxiety makes it very very hard to think logically.

The only way out is through.

I saw that phrase on a friend’s instagram post and surprisingly it’s given me a lot of comfort this year. It’s true. I have to do something I don’t want to do, but it’s an ends to a means, a way out. It’s a necessary obstacle before I am free and not limited by the bounds of my major and classes, but I can truly explore things I’m actually passionate about.

So, do the thing. Even if you really really don’t want to.

Even if you’d give anything to not have to do it.

Because on the other side you’ll be a stronger, wiser, better person and you can explore the realms of creativity and do whatever you heart desires.


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