Sometimes life throws you a curveball (or two, or three), am I right? It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, to hit the pause button on living your best life because you’ve become complacent, you’ve settled into your routine, because taking a risk, taking “the road less traveled” seems too much, too scary. Over the past couple of months, due to some pretty crazy circumstances, I felt like I became a passive participant in my own life. I had to tell myself, quite frequently, just make it through this month, this week, today. Then a few weeks later, I would have to start that same hamster wheel of words again. It’s stressful, and frankly disheartening to think that what you’re doing isn’t enough for yourself.
Recently I came across this quote from Beau Taplin, The Yes Man
“I am learning to say Yes, to be daring and spontaneous, to hurl myself into people and places and moments without hesitation or second-guessing myself – to challenge my anxieties, to confront my fears, and trust unwaveringly in chance and fate to lead me to where I am supposed to be”
And I thought to myself, “Am I a YES girl?” And the answer was a shaky meh, not so much.
Kate Winslet’s character, Iris, in The Holiday, said it best when she said, “You’re supposed to be the leading lady of your own life, for God’s sake!”
Soooo… I’m taking a leap of faith, moving to a new city next month (Houston bloggers, where you at?!), and hopefully headed down a different career path. Am I scared? Yes. But I am more scared of staying in my safe little bubble. So, I ask myself again, am I a YES girl? Not yet, but I’m working on it.
If you are feeling or have ever felt like I have, I hope you find some solace in knowing you aren’t alone. Want to make a change, want to take a chance on yourself? Start by saying, “Yes“.