I don’t like New Years Resolutions. I used to make and break them with the best of them. Lose ten pounds. Quit smoking. Walk more. All of these are important and admirable but I never followed through. Perhaps because the idea of a resolution is so….mainstream. Too media driven and too “keep up with the Joneses”. Perhaps I was simple too lazy, too complacent. That’s actually more likely to be true.
I’ve been talking to a friend of mine lately who just quit her job. It was a good job, but it wasn’t serving her bliss. Something just wasn’t right and consequently it was wearing her down. Her decision to leave was bold, brave and inspiring.
It’s true that not all of us can afford the time, the money, the security risk of quitting a job. Neither can she. Which is why I call her brave. Because she stood up and said that she deserved to shoot for the stars. Go for what she truly wants and see where that lands her.
I’m shooting for the stars too. Inspired by my friend Catherine and my friend Allison, I’m making some bold choices lately. I’m aiming to spend more time on my writing again (I don’t know why I always drop that first when life gets complicated. It’s my true love, besides Shawn). And I’m also going for something that I might have looked at in the past with longing but shrugged off as being “out of my league”. Because sometimes when experience and passion marry, the result is something incredible and perhaps unexpected.
I think I deserve to take that chance.
So, cross your fingers for me, folks as I make a leap of faith and follow my bliss today.
And go and do something you’ve always wanted to do. Live your life instead of imagining what could be.
You never know. It might be just what you’ve always dreamed it would.