Updated: Apr 6, 2020
Recently I quit my job without another one, sold my house and moved to a new state. It wasn’t an easy decision and I’ve been scared as fuck.
I’ve doubted myself daily, I’ve thought maybe I should of waited, should of been more prepared, should have more money in the bank, should of done it later, or never!! I have second guessed myself multiple times, and still do on a daily basis to be honest.
But I knew I had to do it. I had to take the risk and just jump! I knew that if I stayed where I was in that safe and expected place, that I wouldn’t be being true to myself, true to my heart and my dreams, and I would forever wonder ‘what if?’
People said/say I’m crazy. Wondering why I would go chasing a dream that might not pay off! And leave a well paying job and lovely home?? You know the ones, family and friends with the best of intentions, that prefer knowing that you are living that steady, reliable, boring life that makes ‘them’ feel better, not you!
So I did it. I jumped. It’s early days right now. I still don’t know if this dream of mine will work out. But what I do know is that I have no regrets. I know that I’ve learnt something about myself. That I can do anything I want and 'I’ve got this'. That it’s my life and I need to live it my way!
I've learnt that there is never a good time or the right time and that we are never fully ready for most big steps or decisions. How can we be? When we don’t know what’s on the other side? When we don’t know where we will land or which way up.
I've also learned that people will always question your decision try to talk you out of it, off the ledge so to speak. But we can’t let that stop us, can we? Or we would never take the chance or make a change.
It’s scary as hell, walking, or jumping into the unknown. But it is also liberating, exciting and makes you feel alive again. So whatever it is that YOU are scared of doing. Whatever it is that is holding YOU back.
- Fear of the unknown.
- Fear of what might be or could be.
- Fear of failure.
Whatever it might be. Don’t let it stop you. Just jump!
YOU will figure it out. YOU always do. Things always work out in the end.