Despite what movies and books tell you, there usually isn’t an ‘ah ha!’ moment. You won’t find yourself ironing your shirt and then suddenly decide to give up on routine, give in to what you want, let go of what you don’t need. No, no, it doesn’t work that way. It creeps on you, it seeps into your veins, nests deep inside your brain, takes up residence in your heart- and without warning or intention, you find yourself ready to leap for great big things and break out of the routine that you’ve called your LIFE.
Suddenly you think less about the practicalities that used to fill the gaps of your day and your mind drifts to things like plane tickets and holidays and airport greetings. You are dizzy with the speed at which your world spins forward. And it’s not just the shift in focus that catches you off guard, it’s the urgency that surrounds it. Yesterday was forever ago, today is too long and tomorrow cannot come soon enough for all the things you want to do, the words you want to say, the world you want to experience.
And you realize now, that it’s possible to live like this- to find potential and excitement in each day and not allow yourself to be bogged down by routine. You stand on the edge of everything that is familiar and ordinary and look out into a sea of unknowns- and for the first time appreciate the view. You are wise enough to leap with your eyes open, for you’ve learned that the brave leap is something to be remembered, not just everything that comes after.
And people will ask questions, of course they will. Everyone will want to know the secret to your smile. Some will ask practical questions, others will raise doubts, yet far more will surround you with the comforting encouragement one needs before jumping. As the questions mount, excitement builds and time flies by, you know there is only one question that truly matters- there is only one question that ever will.
Are you ready?