The more things change, the more they stay the same

March 11, 2016

Dear Max

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, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

Yours, reinvented,



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  • Denise

    Someone once told me that faith is spelt R I S K.
    I have faith in you that, by risking the unknown, you will find what you are looking for.

    March 11, 2016 at 5:02 pm Reply
  • Heather

    Good luck Tanya and good for you for having the guts to take this step!

    March 12, 2016 at 10:08 am Reply
  • Mrs FF

    Wow! That is a big step and I’m
    Sure lots of thought went into it. Wishing you the best in whatever you decide on next

    March 12, 2016 at 7:35 pm Reply
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