I decided to take a RISK--to lift up my anchor and sail. Sail into the channel, out of my harbor of comfort and security and predictability. Why? Why in the heck am I doing this? Taking the high road--the road less traveled? Blazing a trail where there isn't one? Embarking on a journey that few undertake?
I could move home, in with my parents, get a local job, find me a husband, have kids, raise a family, live 10 minutes from mom & dad, and live "happily ever after." Right? Is there anything wrong with that?
No, not necessarily. There's nothing wrong with that scenario. But for me, THAT'S NOT ME! I know I was created to be a voice. To instigate change. To be a woman of influence. Living out that hypothetical scenario would be settling. It would be cutting myself short of what I know I am capable of. It would be boring really.
I want challenge. I want new and different. I want hard when I think about it. Mostly everything that I've done in my life has not come easily from grades to sport performance to earning a living at what I do. It's been hard, but at the same time, I thrive on a good challenge. If it were easy, I loose interest. When it's easy, it doesn't seem worth the effort.
So I'm a ship setting sail out of my current harbor of familiarity into a new one. I don't know how long it will take me to find my new harbor to set down my anchor for awhile, but I'm going to find out.
You don't know what you're capable of until you try. So I'm trying.
You don't' know what your potential is until you challenge yourself and tap into it. So I'm tapping.
The process is scary, exciting, exhilarating and frightening all in one. But that's the thrill of life. Sure you can live a safe life, but is that really LIVING? Is that really becoming all that you were created to be? All of us have to answer this question for ourselves and that's what I'm doing.