Personally, the message that I need to just ‘change your life’ constantly being slammed into my brain through social media is tiring. Yes yes, I get it, I should be living everyday like it’s my last and making the most of every opportunity so I can have the most awesome life possible. It’s just that to some people, change seems scary. I am probably up there in the kingdom of this change-is-scary-as-hell in the actual castle because crossing the moat looks dangerous.
Despite having so far lived my life in such fear… I changed my life. I moved to the city. The decision to say goodbye to fear and live and embrace opportunity and yadda yadda has been made.
You stay where you are because you tell yourself you have reasons to, really important reasons. Financial, education, family – you have a life there, dammit! But these are just the excuses we tell ourselves to stop us from moving forward when we want to, but are scared to. We aren’t trapped by anything. At least that’s easy for me to say as a young woman without children or tenure or sick parents or something. For people like myself though the realisation that you are not trapped by a part time job or worries or ‘what-ifs’ is practically a revelation.
If someone gives you an opportunity, take it if you want it. If it doesn’t work out then it doesn’t work out but at least you just realised that you can take opportunities if you want to.
Now I live in a city where ther are lots of opportunities but so far all I have done is visit the local pet store. Still living everyday like it’s my… day off.
It’s possible after all that if you do accept those nagging suggestions to go make a difference in your own life you will enjoy them. Who knew? Soon enough this change will become the regular but for now I am going to keep on enjoying the way I managed to convince me, queen-of-scared-of-change, to try something new. You try something new, you really do build some better onto yourself.
And don’t worry, you don’t have to go skydiving to change your life. Fuck heights.