We so often become slaves to our own expectations.
As we change and our life circumstances change, what once gave us motivation and energy may start feeling stale and pointless.
What we chose to work towards years ago, might not have the same appeal now.
We tend to force ourselves to “suck it up” because we’re afraid of feeling like a failure.
But some things (relationships, jobs, identities…) have an expiration date and life is always showing us what is expired, it’s just that our egos don’t want to hear it.
Even if it doesn’t always feel that way, we are the one who set expectations for ourselves and we’re the one who can shift them or let them go.
We have a choice of holding onto the old expectations or reevaluate if what our past self wanted, still brings us fulfillment and meaning.