Walking is one of the big milestones in a child’s life. Friends and family ask, “is he/she walking yet?” The enormous amount of work put in by a child by the time they can walk is remarkable and doesn’t get much attention.
I think that we all “learn to walk” over and over throughout life. We aren’t aware of the work we did to be able to walk, so didn’t mind doing it. At some point along the way, we just want to walk without doing all of the steps required.
You have to start somewhere in order to get anywhere. Focus on the process and find value in the times you fall over along the way. I can say without a doubt that my greatest learning experiences have come from falling down. I am stronger and more resilient each time I stand back up.
I also allow myself to take baby steps when that is what’s right for me. Scooch, crawl or hold on to something. Most importantly, keep moving. You are closer to walking than you think! I hope you find some soft carpet during the crawling stage. If not, the hard floors are preparing you for where you are going.