When we move to in a new place, the fin part is unpacking and getting everything set up exactly like we want it. And indeed, the house is coming a long nicely. The more I unpack, the more cozy and wonderful the new place feels and looks. I cannot wait to have everything out, placed and be settled.
This weekend has been a flurry of everything wonderful – of old friends, meeting new people, fun movies, unpacking, a nit of cleaning and more hopes and dreams than I thought possible. It is amazing the shift of energy and optimism a simple change in geography can make.
It had been 20 years since I up and moved, and even then it wasn’t that far. So before moving to Texas, there was an extreme amount of anxiety and fear. Would I like it here? Would I be able to make it? Could I do it by myself? What if everything bad happened? What if…what if…what if? Those what ifs will drive you crazy of you let them. That is why you just have to take a leap of faith and just do it. Nike had that part of it right.
Because when you do, after you do, you find that all those fears where just that – only fears. Very rarely do all those bad things actually come true. When I think about all that I was afraid of, all that I was anxious about when it came to the move….I feel a little bit silly. But isn’t that usually the case when we look back at what we thought we were afraid of?
The lesson that can be learned? Not to let fear rule our lives. And not to make decisions out of fear. Instead, maybe of something scares us, maybe we should go for it instead. After all, if I had moved to Texas sooner, I would have realized there was nothing to be afraid of, and I would be just fine once i got here. And I would definitely be all unpacked and settled by now.
Life is short. Don’t be afraid. Follow your heart, your dreams and what you feel is the best thing for you. Follow your gut and your conscience. You won’t be sorry.