You ever want to do something so bad but you were terrified to do it?
It could be anything, going for a new job, learning a new skill, moving to a new city–something that threatens to push you way out of your comfort zone and leave you there for an indefinable amount of time.
You tend to think about it and wonder am I making the right decision? Until finally you get over your nerves and you decide to do it.
You decide to change your life.
After a while though, you may start to regret that decision. You realize that although you may have people to lean on, in the end, YOU must be happy with yourself, happy with your choice.
Even then, anxiety, fear and doubt creep in — maybe you can’t do this after all. You are terrified and maybe just ready to give up.
So you ask for reassurances, and confirmations that you are doing the right thing. You get it. Someone holds your hand, tells you reassuringly it will be okay.
Then you jump, face forward into your decision, and never look back.
My eldest boy taught me that it is okay to be scared about doing new things and travelling new journeys. Sometimes all we need is a hand to hold while we transition.
(He is still afraid to jump but certainly not as afraid as the first time! )