The path toward your dreams is not paved in gold… in fact, I’m finding its more like boulders, broken glass & potholes large enough to swallow you whole. As I have recently begun my journey down this path and I find myself frequently questioning my sanity. First of all, who would quit a job that pays every time you show up for one of great variability in financial support? My better judgement would glance at my bank account and have a panic attack, (I’m getting a decent understanding the quip ‘starving artist’) but in these moments of doubt, I think of one of my favorite sayings, “jump; and grow your wings on the way down.”
It really is a leap of faith to go after your dreams with all you are. To step (or jump) away from point ‘A’ to find a point ‘B.’ To let go of it all and trust. In past jobs I have always had this nagging sensation that something was missing. Some big part of my soul was not being fed. I have never been swayed by the security aspect of many careers, and most of the time feeling too safe is not something I like- so call me Daredevil- I chose to be a yoga instructor. I think if this job came with an owner’s manual, it would read in big bold letters ‘no safety net included.’
That guaranteed lack of safety is a bit terrifying, but even more exciting at the same time. Having the opportunity to build my own reality is what I have always wanted, and I feel more and more whole everyday. I try to approach this treacherous path toward my dream like I do my yoga practice, with easy, gratitude and trust. I find the more I ease the more readily the things I really need appear.
The uncertainty of life is quite possibly its most beautiful aspect. If we practice the ability to let go of the reigns a little and trust, we might just find ourselves at your desired location. Dare to dream big and dare to jump.
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