One of the many problems that I have as I get older is getting rid of my safety net.
Before when I was having a problem, I always had my mom or my sister or a any friend willing to listen there to give me advice.
Now, I just want to be comfortable making these decisions for myself.
I know there is nothing wrong with asking for help but the older I get the more I think there are just some decisions I can handle on my own.
Crosswords are helping me with that.
I started doing them in my last couple years of university and yes, you can ask people for help with them but sometimes, there are questions that neither one of you can figure out. In those situations you just have to go with your gut, put down what you think it might be even if you’re not 100% sure and just go from there.
The world doesn’t end if you get it wrong and have to change it. Sure, your little grids don’t look as pretty with extra squiggles and lines over it but that doesn’t matter in the long run.
The world won’t end with you being wrong either. Failure is not the worst thing to ever happen to you. It may not feel like it at the time but you’ll know for next time what to do differently.
For some reason, I’m just starting to understand and put these words into practice now.