I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun

I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I love this. So often with life’s experiences, good and bad, people ask how did it happen and honestly I feel that life is too complex to give a finite answer. So often I am in the middle before I knew I had begun.

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