I am the first to admit, I enjoy a comfort zone. I like routine. I like being able to know what happens next. I like order. I thrive when structured. Yet, there are some days that I dream to be a risk taker, a bit more spontaneous and more carefree. Part of this new journey is breaking my routine, breaking my structure and embracing a much-needed change.
If I were honest, I decided to throw off my bowlines and sail away when things were not quite the way they supposed to be. Life out of whack, dreams crushed, and lets be completely transparent here- a broken heart and saddened spirit. Someone asked me recently are you running from something or are you going to something? I had to really think about my answer. Originally, the answer was clearly running from something.
As I have been resonating on Mark Twains quote, my perspective begins to shift from running from something to going to something. If I didn’t make the choice to run from something, I could be stuck in a life of darkness. In my heart I know that if I didn’t originally run, my life would be filled with much regret and forever disappointment. So sure, maybe originally I was running from something. But who cares? Even while you are running from something you are headed some place new. So with that I am excited. I am excited that I tossed my bowlines and have been preparing for this next part of my life. I am excited that I am stepping out of my comfort zone to sail, or fly rather, over an ocean to a new life, where my new routine will be have more adventure, increased spontaneity, and a bit more risk. I can’t wait to explore, continue to dream, and discover more about myself and the world around me that I never imagined possible.
In twenty years, what will you be disappointed that you didn’t do?