We all have those moments where we get news and then go into a complete panic. I had one of those moments last week. I love where I live, I love the house. I found the house the first day it was listed online and it was perfect for the situation. I needed a house that had enough room for my father, lots of furniture, a basement for a workshop, several bedrooms for company and a deck or porch.
The saying is that man plans and God laughs. And I had a plan: To stay in the is awesome house, resign the lease and figure out my next move (like whether to stay in the ATL and buy the house or move to NC) after that year.
And God laughed.
The landlords are selling the house at the end of my lease. My first instinct was to panic. I do not want to move. This place is packed with furniture…visions of boxes, packing paper and sweaty movers filled my imagination. The second instinct was to buy the house, because I hate moving that much.
We all have those friends that are great for seeing the entire chess board. After telling her my great plan to buy the house and live in Atlanta forever, my wonderful friend verbally slapped me. “Don’t you dare tie yourself to a piece of ground. Your are about to have the ability to do whatever you want, go where ever you want…do that and see how much happiness and bliss comes to you. THEN buy a house.”
How many times in life do we get to take a chance like that?
And that was it. She reminded me that the fear of the unknown is just that – fear. How many times does fear prevent us from taking chances, or connecting or communicating, trusting or taking that leap of faith? And so the possibilities are endless. And the fear is replaced with optimism and faith.
My heart and my mind are open to the possibilities.