Resignation and Acceptance

I’ve been thinking a lot (lot) lately about the difference between resignation and acceptance. I even spoke to a friend about it. She pointed out that resignation applies a sense of hopelessness, while acceptance feels more like a choice. If you resign yourself to something, you’re saying you had no choice, not really. Acceptance means that you did…or felt you did.

I feel like I’m stuck. My life’s pretty good – I’ve got a lot in order, a lot in place for a 26 year old.
I haven’t done badly for myself.
I have a lot to be happy about.
I know this.
know this.

But yet – I feel dissatisfied. Stuck. Stagnant.

But how – or what – to change?


One thought on “Resignation and Acceptance

  1. I can really relate to this post. I reached this state two years before I left CT. A lot of things were great – had a job, a place, a car – all of it. But I just felt like something was missing. For me, I needed a massive shake-up, which is why I moved. I’m definitely NOT saying that this is the right solution for everyone, but I think it’s good to try and figure out what you can do to make it better. Even if it’s something small.

    Then again, for the really ambitious, there may be no 100% satisfaction level? Sigh, it’s a tricky one…

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