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This was beautifully written. You put into words a lot of the feelings I’ve experienced but haven’t been able to pinpoint or explain. I find many of us fall into this trap of “there’s something better out there” be it relationship, work, place we live etc. sometimes we need to have that feeling of regret to really appreciate that what we had was rare. Thank you for sharing such a personal story. I really enjoyed reading it

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thank you so much for the kind words, katarina. you're right – i wasn't able to truly appreciate what i had then until now, years (and relationships) later.

wishing you a lovely holiday season! :)

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A beautiful reminder to live slow and to soak in every moment we’re gifted on this heaven! 💫

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thanks and likewise! hope ya get a nice winter paddle out if you're somewhere warm :)

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to your points: I think it's important to listen to our intuition. If you're ambitious, there's (often) a never-ending desire for more, more possibilities, more people, more places, more experiences, a ceaseless desire to keep moving

I think it's important to know the inverse: enough. A place, job, hobby, person, that is more than enough for where I want to grow and is waiting for me to put fourth effort and make it something special. I've put more intention into recognizing this emotion as well as the former one, because as you said it is rare, and it's important to be able to pause and recognize when it

thanks for articulating this Kora! great piece

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thanks for sharing your thoughts, sasha. what you said about recognizing the 'enough' really resonates with me – there's a deeper thought in there about balancing desire/ambition with commitment, recognizing when something is enough, and the sacred act of *choosing* to commit to it. this piece from david perell comes to mind: https://perell.com/essay/hugging-the-x-axis

merry christmas, my friend!

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Such a beautifully written essay and an important lesson that I've learned the hard way myself. I think Murphy's law has gotten me more than a few times! Thanks for sharing this Kora, really powerful.

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Dec 21, 2023·edited Dec 21, 2023Author

thank you for the support as always bennett – and for the feedback that helped me bring it to the finish line! appreciate you and merry christmas my friend :)

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Happy to help anytime! Merry Christmas and a very happy new year Kora!

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