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On taking a step back

I love the saying "Sometimes you need to take a step back to move forward.” In life it's so easy to get caught up in a particular situation- a toxic job, a relationship that's not right for you, a path that isn't true to yourself. I have often found in my life when I'm in the thick of a situation my judgment is impaired and clouded with emotions.

Several times in my life when I have taken a step back- sometimes this meant leaving the country for months- I came back with a new perspective and fresh thoughts to grapple with. Undoubtedly this helped me make the right choices to move forward in my life and left me better off than If I had not stepped out of my situation.