At the beginning of this year I was feeling so restless, like I needed a change. Perhaps it was having been on honeymoon and then a holiday by the sea. Perhaps everything often looks greener on the other side. Perhaps I really did need a reboot.
I fantasised about going to live somewhere else, no matter how impractical – the Midlands, Sweden, Paris, St Francis. Anywhere really. I needed a change. I was feeling unchallenged, and for me to be content, I need to be challenged (though not in the adversity way) and have my head working hard, neither of which were happening.
It’s not like I’m averse to settling down or in, or averse to routine or “same ol, same ol”. Rather, I try to reinvent life when things aren’t working and “rewrite the script” as I go so that the head and heart are working at full’ish capacity.
I didn’t make that drastic move and I found something that will affect huge change and growth (more about that in a later email), but what I did do was resign from my job. I have more than two months to figure out what to do, and to find something, and I’m as excited as I am scared.
On the topic of fear and change, how’s this for a beautiful quote to mull over and be inspired by?
“Fear isn’t only a guide to keep us safe; it’s also a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life … the great stories go to those who don’t give in to fear.”
― Donald Miller,
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