If you’re but one piece of the puzzle, how much can you really do?
You can lop off a corner of your piece.
You can go find another part of the puzzle.
You can try to create your own puzzle and see if others will fit what you’re putting down.
There are a lot of options.
But the one thing, the only thing, to remember is that you’re who you are–and that is where it all begins.
You determine what your life is. And you determine when your life falls apart.
The meaning always starts with you.
And to say that something is falling apart is, in reality, to say that the life you thought you had is no longer the life that serves you.
And that’s OK.
You don’t get to determine how the world is at large.
But you do get to determine who you are, and what your puzzle piece will create.
I know, I know. From that localized state, it can seem futile to even try.
But you’ve created meaning in the past, and you can do it again.
Connect with others. Build something new. Give shape to another, more interesting puzzle.
Just because you don’t fit in with your old conception of “perfect” doesn’t mean you can’t create a new life for yourself.
Meaning is a personal thing. It’s a private affair. So take some time to think about what you’ve created in your world and what’s actually falling apart.
Is it worth saving?
Or is it worth building something new?
It’s your meaning to make.