So I’ve been thinking.
I’ve been thinking of taking a leap of faith this year. An exciting one. But I don’t know how to go about it yet. But it excites me. The thought exhilarates me. I feel like I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, scared to bits by what I’ll dive into but eager to feel the thrill of taking a chance.
But I’m scared. Because one change leads to another, and another, and another, a domino effect in life that begins to make me step farther and farther away from the edge of the cliff till the beautiful crashing waves of the unknown are no longer seen, just heard.
Have you ever felt that way? Do you feel that way now?
Take a chance. Take a leap of faith.
My aunt became a nurse at around 50 years old. Before that she worked in various fields. I recall she worked in an insurance agency. Then she became a nurse, and a really good one too. A friend is in finance. And now she wants to reinvent her life and dive into children’s speech therapy because she finds it inspiring. “It’s never too late to go after what you want,” she said. She’s turning 40 this year.
No one’s too young or old to take a leap of faith!
Here’s the thing. I know I can be better than what I am today. I’m happy, but I know I can be happier and make others happier too. I know I can do better for others than where I am today. I believe I can make better use of my talents and skills by moving forward from where I am today. I know it. I believe it. I feel it.
I want it.
Have you ever felt that way? How did YOU take the plunge into the unknown?
Maybe it’s about writing your own epitaph. Then you’d be able to more frankly evaluate whether you’re living your best life. Or not.
I’d love to hear from you. I’d love to hear stories that inspired you. If you share my fears, let’s connect over e-mail and give each other strength to “start all over again”. If you’ve conquered this and jumped off into the unknown, please share your story! Bravery can be contagious.