I was going to start this post with a cheesy quotes about change. BUT .. ummm they all just bore me. So, it’s 2am on a Friday night and I can’t sleep. Of course my mind is racing and my sleeping pills still haven’t kicked in since 12pm. So here goes a post that I just had to write. Plus ,Hey it’s been a while.
When do we leave our hometown to venture out for better opportunities? When do we leave a dead end job for a new one? When do we come to the conclusion that our degree choice may have been wrong? Or come into terms with switching careers?
Most importantly when do we take risk, life changing risk?
I thought the first day of kindergarten would be hard. I had to adjust to meeting other kids my age and not have Mommy around.Let’s not even speak of this new environment, a scheduled life and transitioning.
Now I’m in my 30s and want a change in my career and environment, I feel like I’m 5 years old again. So many thoughts race through your mind, when you think of change. We fear the unfamiliar. We have become so accustomed to what we know , that we only make small changes. The ones that will not dramatically change our daily traditional routine.
Yes, I get a new job every few years but it’s kinda doing the same thing. I may even move from the city to the suburbs about 45 mins away. These are small changes. But at what point in our lives do we take risk or a leap of faith?
Anything new will cause you fear,but guess what… you’ll adjust to that. Just as you did when you were 5 years old and walking into a whole new scary world.
I would find myself google searching my career in other states. I was sure that other places would offer me a better salary. I would think, why would I do 7 years of college to be content with settling for any job. Luckily for us, we are in our 30s which means that we are still early in our careers. So moving won’t alter much in our lives. Sometimes you have to make the decision to relocate for better opportunities. Yes, I am close to my family and friends. The Starbucks lady knows my name and what I want when I walk in. I know where to get all the cheap drinks before heading over to free before 10pm. I can get around through all the back roads. I can also see half of my classmates from High school or even elementary. But Hey 32 years of the same shit. I’m not afraid to learn a new route,a new coffee spot or meet new people. You’re never too old to make new friends. And that town your leaving,trust me ,it will still be there when you return( to visit).
We even keep relationships too damn long because we are comfortable. There’s no positive growth in being content.
So; it’s time ladies and Gents to put on our big girl/boy pants on.Search that dream job you’ve been wanting to have. Move to that city that you google is the best place to live in 2018. Get the car note, that your afraid to commit to. Leave that bad relationship, that your comfortable but not happy with.
The longer we continue along the same pathway, the more difficult it is to imagine going down a new one. Change your mindset… then make a plan or shoot for the stars and take a leap of faith.
It’s been a while since I wrote a new post. I apologize but I’m was working on a few changes in my life.
Talk to you soon,
A woman on a mission