The return to active psychology practice after quite a break seemed a bit daunting at first. Would I remember what to do? Do I still have what it takes? Am I up to date? Am I good enough? Familiar thoughts?
Yes, the good old inner critic sits with me too. But the great thing is choosing to take the step anyway, believing that it will be ok -maybe not perfect, but good enough, and that is perfectly fine. And so it is with many steps in life - most of the time we have to run with what we have, trust in ourselves, identify anything we need to attend to and get on with it. It's kind of wonderful to let go of the pressure of perfection, and step forward in a more authentic space.