Nothing can stop you, but YOU!
Sometimes I feel trapped; unable to rise above the funk; in a place of confusion, frustration, and unnecessary solitude.
My husband’s response is always “Don’t” – simple, easy to comprehend, and hard to deny.
There’s really no good reason to feel trapped when you begin to consider your life as a whole.
I have an amazing husband, a comfortable job, I live in a beautiful place, my family is great, my legs still work, I have eyes to see, and ears that hear.
So, why on earth do I feel trapped!?
- Not writing enough..
- Not seeing my blog going anywhere..
- My days are looking far too similar..
- I’m not making new friends in San Luis..
- I don’t talk to my friends back home enough..
What is it that’s going on within me?
When was the moment that I denied happy-go-lucky me and plunged into such a sorrowful state-of-mind?
Times can be hard, people are mean, life isn’t fair, but God is still good and I’m here to tell you that no matter your circumstances, you have the option to GO – to step forward, take a leap, and go.
Soon I’ll be leaving my current job to dedicate more time to this blog, and to be honest, I’m somewhat terrified.
The unknown is so…unknown.
It’s a frightening place to not know the future outcome of such a big decision. It’s a heck of a lot easier to clock-in and clock-out, not having to worry about finding new inspirations to keep my blog rolling. I’m actually a little worried now as I type.
What will come of such a big step forward?
The other day when I confronted my husband and told him that this is what I had to do, he began to preface a response. Before the words came out, I interrupted saying: “I know, I know it’s going to be hard work and I probably won’t see any progress for a while, a lot of people don’t last.”
You should have seen the look on his face!
“NO. That is nowhere close to what I was about to say.”
I bring up this piece of our conversation to shed light on a terrible tendency in individuals of this day-and-age. We have learned to hold our dreams loosely; that way we won’t be too upset when they don’t turn out as planned.
We’ve drifted far from the inspiring story of “The Little Engine that Could” towards a twisted version sounding more like “I think I can, I think I can…but I probably can’t” reminding us always that failure is a possibility.
Everyone says “to fail is not an option” but nobody says “failing is impossible”.
The ongoing conversation sounds like this: “Just remember that things might not turn out exactly the way you expect or want – you should probably think about having a back up plan.”
I’m telling you to THROW OUT THE BACK UP PLAN!
You will never fully commit with a back up plan.
Let me be your guinea pig – you know, the one that’s tested on first to check if the outcome of the experiment is favorable.
Don’t add yourself to the list of obstacles keeping you from your dreams and goals. Be a bulldozer, not a boulder in the way.
Failing can’t be a possibility if you decide right now that success is the only option.
Keep coming back and I’ll tell you how it goes.