Optimism is nice

A Bold Step Forward

February 8, 2016


Today marks the first day of the rest of my life. It’s mildly terrifying.

I’m filled with both a focused optimism and a fair amount of alarming doubt. Regardless, I’m here now in this situation for what it is and every thought, feeling and decision is going to make or break me.

Have you ever reached a point in life where the universe begins to make it abundantly clear that you need a change? That your growth has now become capped if you stay where you are? That you will never find fulfillment by staying in that spot because everything that was once beneficial there has become exhausted? Well that’s been me lately. I felt it every day from the time I woke until the time I slept. It seemed that I could not ignore it any longer. So I took a leap of faith. I got a leave of absence from work for three months to work on my business full time. Might not have seemingly been the smartest move right now since I cut off my only source of guaranteed income to play around with something that carries a high level of risk. Either way though, its done now so we’ll see what happens.

This whole leap of faith thing involves more than just leaving my job to focus on small business though. The person I’ve been no longer aligns with the person I’m becoming. The things I’ve done, the people I’ve spent time with and the way I’ve lived my life, much like my job, have become exhausted. There is nothing good left to take from these concepts and as a result, the longer I continue to meddle in them, the more joyless, unsatisfied and depressed I’m going to feel. So essentially, today is the beginning of a complete makeover of my entire life.

Along with that, it’s also going to be a very strong reflection of what kind of progress can be achieved with a positive attitude and an unwavering focus. I vowed to give this time of my life everything I had to reach the success I am looking for. They say if you want it bad enough, you can have it. I believe it. Now I just need to prove it.

Life is mysterious. You never know what the next moment holds. I’m tired of living in fear. Today I’m boldly stepping forward, focused and fearless, ready to embrace the many good things that are awaiting me. I encourage you to join me. Growth can be scary but withering away is even worse.


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    February 11, 2016

    I couldn’t agree more love, embracing change is a serious learning curve. Reading this is making my heart burst with pride and joy for you though! sending you ALL the good vibes and positivity from across the country! 😘😘