Ever ridden in a car with kids on a road trip? Yes? You’ve heard this question constantly.
Ever been stuck in quarantine with close family? Yes? How many times did you ask yourself this question?
Ever been a caregiver for an aging parent nearing the end of life? Yes? How often did this thought come to you?
It is in the nature of humans to want to know what is next, what is around that corner, who is coming and when will they be here. Children aren’t the only impatient ones. We all have that thing that we are anticipating and ready to encounter. New job, new relationship, paying off debt, getting accepted to that school – goals and plans require waiting for the next step in the process.
A step that is part of a journey.
For myself this question comes up thanks to my son who regularly asks if the current book I’m writing is finished. I also think this question when I submit voice over auditions, wondering when those paying jobs will start and some cash starts to flow. I wonder this when I am sitting in the hot desert and I think back on my visit to Ogunquit, Maine and long to move away from here and relocate my life to the Maine coast.
What is your “how much longer” question?