Order of operations is critical when it comes to mathematics, chemistry, and assembly lines. It becomes so ingrained that we start building our lives around a certain order too.
At 16, you get a driver’s license.
At 18, you graduate high school.
In your 20’s you finish college.
Find your first career job after.
And so on.
Life is so much messier than we anticipate. And while finding a rhythm of a path well traveled can feel safe, it is often just a preception. Because rarely does the path go straight. It zigs and zags and backtracks all the time.
Instead of embracing the formula, we can instead dance with the chaos.