In recent times, intersecting crises and increased pressures have put many of us into a seemingly impossible state of indecision around our next steps for the future. Many of us are grappling with the gig economy; the implications of having children in a world in environmental crisis; an increasingly unaffordable housing market; and of course, the escalating work–life imbalance. Bridie Jabour (Trivial Grievances), Eda Gunaydin (Root and Branch), Gina Rushton (The Most Important Job in the World) and Amy Thunig wade into the uncertainty, consider the point of it all and discuss how we might navigate our way through.