Order of operations

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.