Paused in Time


 Stuck in a hazy place. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

Don’t get trapped in any room or hallway. Avoid any place that is hazy and hard to walk through. Please don’t pause your whole life. Move forward my friend as the world’s timeline continues to add on events. Make sure your desires don’t remain thoughts.

I know you should believe in yourself enough to go through anything, but that haze is poisonous. It’s blocking the window you need to climb through. Even that’s a trick, you can actually go through the door. Still many people listen to that old saying*, and think the door is a trap.


Door to desire. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

Put your leg behind the other and make a military style turn. Your legs may feel stiff but you can take a minute to stretch. After that please turn through the hallway and find the door. 

There aren’t any special directions here. Just go through it. Don’t listen to any doubt or worry in your mind. Please don’t do that. You may tremble but you have to do this. I did it. I had to do it.

That list in your head, the one that says “Things to do”, needs to be dented. Start accomplishing things. The regret from never getting out there will hurt more than the hardships that come when you actually work. Standing still can beat you and then cut you up, but you can fight that gangster.

Oh good your through the door and going up the stairs. Fresh air is seeping through the hatch before you. As your hands push against it I’m proud of you. I can hear the lock break. Go for it kid.

Feels nice on the outside huh? I’m glad you made it to the outside buddy. Now it’s time to attack those goals.

*”When you can’t find a door open a window”

-Katelyn Avery

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About Katelyn The Journalist

Katelyn Avery is a Connecticut based writer, born in 1993. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University in May 2016. As someone who has enjoyed writing since childhood Katelyn is very excited to see where her passion will take her.
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1 Response to Paused in Time

  1. “Please don’t pause your whole life. Move forward my friend as the world’s timeline continues to add on events.” That really spoke to me. Our interim pastor just left and I’ve missed him a lot, because he was such a good friend to me, but I realize i have to move on.

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