Right this moment, I am on the cusp of a major life change and couldn’t be more excited about it!
With change and growth comes discomfort and it is in that period that the magic actually happens if WE are open to embrace the discomfort.
Being the planner and [overly] analytical human being I am, trust that the WORK has been done and done again and again and again to enable me to reach this point with any sense of certainty. I believe (and live by) the mantra that if one has done the work upfront then they themselves are better prepared for what may come. Meaning, I’ve looked at the what ifs, if nots, benefits, potential disasters, and such. I’ve answered the questions and still returned the answer of “YES this can be accomplished; YES this is the right move; and YES you are prepared” which further substantiates my decision.
The irony and beauty (at the same time) is that during this moment of execution is the moment when most of the second-guessing occurs. I was reminded however that the things being hurled my way are merely “fools gold” and presented to test my faith, believe, and trust in myself. No truer words have been spoken…..so back to my plan.
In these moments I chuckle internally that the fact that most [who know me] assume I have it all figured out and most times I do. However the work behind that confidence and can-do attitude is tedious, long, taxing, repetitive, and sometimes chaotic. I’ve learned over time that there is always a method to my internal madness and as long as I can arrive to a place of calm, peace, certainty then all is right with the world.
Having a plan does not guarantee that everything will go well, but a thoroughly laid-out plan will ensure that one has at best accounted for all things – those things that can go right and that which could go totally sideways. Most importantly prepares you to handle the less than desirable even if you have ZERO answers.
So as I sit on the edge of my life, looking internally from the outside I see the power of being fully present, the power in NEVER riding passenger in your life and especially not that of another, the beauty in controlling your destiny as much as possible by making those difficult, frightening decisions when the other choice is often as simple as doing nothing. The countdown has begun and I admit I am quite excited about whats to come. One thing’s for certain, I will ALWAYS control my life and make decision for me. Simply ‘being’ and ‘exiting’ is never enough for without action and forward motion life is not and the time given is not maximized.
Believe. Have Faith. Hope. Dream. Live!!