Stepping Back To Move Forward

Someone told me this week, that at times it is necessary to take a step backwards in order to move forward.

This is a hard concept for me. I, like a Taurian bull, charge forward with passion and determination. My goals are the only thing in sight. My ambitions are many in this lifetime.

After perusing this thought over the weekend, I have decided that there is some wisdom in these words. In order to win a battle, sometimes you need to admit defeat.

Life has been challenging lately. The claws of depression sunk in during the later parts of August and through out September. But with the golden leaves of autumn and the crisp air of a new morning, I find myself renewed and rejuvenated.

I have always prided myself on the ability to give 110% at everything that I do. I was a wife at age 19. Owned my home at 25. I have 15+ years behind my belt of management experience and corporate food service. I have published four written works and raised two fine boys into respectable young adults.

I cannot ask for more in this life, but yet I find myself yearning for more. There is always another horizon. There will always be another mountain to climb or ocean to swim. The universe is vast with innumerable possibilities.

At some point, there comes a time when you need to step back in order to see where you are, where you came from, and where you want to go.

This is a bit of rambling, but it has weighed me down this past weekend. If you are like me and find yourself lost in the vastness of space, wandering aimlessly through time, spending days working incessantly but making little progress, I want to know your story. How did you overcome your stagnation? How did you find your way? What drove you to where you are now?

Lost & Looking For Answers,

Cynthia Brandel

Published by Cynthia Brandel

Published author and founder of, Cynthia has captivated the world with her works of fiction including The Sanctorian Series and her latest work, The Revenant City Series. Lover of young adult reads and fantasy reads, Cynthia has transformed her passions into a full-time career.

One thought on “Stepping Back To Move Forward

  1. I feel like somehow, some way, these ideas come out in every post I write. It’s constant. But necessary. And I wish you luck and happiness. 😊

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