The Courage to Move Forward
Moving on from the known to the unknown is scary. I recently made a big decision to close one chapter of my life so I could start a new one. Although hesitant, I have to admit when I made this decision to move on I knew it was right. I knew it was something that had to be done to give myself a chance at the life I want to live. It took me months to make this decision and I probably drove my friends and family absolutely crazy constantly weighing the pros and cons, obsessing, and complaining (thank you guys for listening!). Admittedly, I'm a little bit more dramatic than the normal Joe Schmoe, so making a decision probably doesn't have to be as difficult as a I make it.
Although I still feel confident in my decision and for the most part have found peace in facing the unknown, not knowing what's up ahead is scary. The future holds so many question marks and it's hard to ever really feel prepared. It's natural to want stay safely "in the box", draped in a security blanket, sheltered from the unknown.
But, just as a flower cannot flourish in the dark, you cannot reach success without risk.
Making a change is hard to do, even when you know that change is necessary for growth. Really it sucks. Change can be so uncomfortable! But change is great, right? Right. At the end of the day, know that change is preparing you to be better for whatever you are destined to do. Never underestimate what you're capable of. You may not know what's next for you, but walk confidently towards your dreams and say "I can do this!".
As for myself, I know success and happiness is up ahead for me. Whatever lays in my path, I'm ready to tackle. And that, my friends, is a pretty darn good feeling!