Hi my loves! I wanted to take a quick minute to write about what’s happening in my personal life. I think it is something many can relate to, which is the scariness of change. They say “The only thing that is constant is change.”
I am sitting amongst piles of books and electronics and brown boxes as I type this article. I had no idea I would be moving so quickly, or that I would be setting off for an insane adventure so soon into the new year. But that is exactly what is happening. This time around, though, I am not fighting the Universe.
I don’t know about you, but I often am sent signs or intuitions of when I need to do something. It could be as simple as responding to a call right away, or take a leap of faith. In the past, I would hesitate and drag my feet creating an even larger problem for myself. Or create more pain for myself until I finally take the action that the universe is telling me to do. This time, I am on board and doing the scary things without hesitation.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.
That quote is probably my favorite quote and the one piece of advice that I’ve based my adult life around. Another thing about change that is usually terrifying is the inability to know or understand how it is going to work out. What will it look like? How am I going to feel? How will I ever get this done? The answers to these questions, that often ruminate in the times of change, are unknown. It is doing it by faith, trusting it will all work out, that is the test.
Are you willing to go for the big dreams when you are not guaranteed anything?
To leave your comfort zone of family, friends, comfy home, for a chance for something new is beyond unsettling. It is soooo easy to get stuck in what’s familiar and the well known. And I don’t blame people for doing it. If life didn’t make it so painful for me to keep changing, I would be so happy staying in the familiar. But on the other side of familiar is adventure. New experiences that lights up the imagination. New people who will teach valuable life lessons and potentially change the course of your life. New sounds, new tastes, new ways of living that open will eyes. These things are not guaranteed when taking a leap of faith or change, but they are more likely to happen when me move away from the familiar.
So How Do You Cope With Fear Amidst the Change?
As I sit here in a ball of nerves because I am not positive what will happen next, it is wonderful to know that on the other side of fear is often insurmountable joy, adventure, freedom, and a step closer to my dreams. There will always be fear and unsettling feelings when doing something new. But if you can push through and take the actions anyway, I find that so much greatness is on the other side. When the fear is stifling, I often dream of the life I want. Picture what the new chapter will look like. I remind myself of all the other times I’ve done this leap of faith in the past and how many incredible experiences I have gotten from it. It is okay to be afraid, just don’t allow it to stop you from reaching your full potential or experience everything life holds for you. In the end, everything will be okay and magically work out.
Let me know in the comments what changes you may be facing and how you are coping with fear in the comments! I am all ears ladies, and would love to support one another out. XO!