Leap of Faith
We have heard this before about taking an unbelievable risk and doing something bold and courageous despite all odds. Pursuing a dream or a passion that seemed out of reach. It could also just be something we have never tried to do before. We are getting out of our comfort zone into new territory.
When I have told the story of how a Long Islander found herself moving from down to North Carolina I describe that move as a leap of faith. How this happened began as me talking to a vendor about wishing to move out of New York. I had been working in a stressful job and wanted desperately to get back to more green hills and less traffic and highways. He had heard about a job position working in the same field in North Carolina. I had never been there and did not know anyone who lived there but decided to check it out.
I was flown down for a first interview and then a second interview. I was shown around the area of Winston Salem and looked at apartments and felt in my gut as they saw that this was the right thing to do and take the job that was offered. They sent movers to pack me up and I was off. Did not know a soul here and left family in NY but knew it was the right thing to do.
After I was down in NC for a month I was looking for a way to meet friends and others who were interested in a book I had read called The Artist’s Way. I then in true synchronicity found a class on the Artist’s Way starting at a downtown art school and there met some wonderful new friends.
Julia Cameron who wrote The Artist’s Way has a quote about trusting the universe to help one with that leap ~ Leap and the net will appear! I felt like I had leaped into a new life and my net of new found friends enveloped me. I have never looked back and am so glad I pushed myself to make that leap.
What leaps are you going to take over the next year?
I am launching a new division of my company. It is definately a leap of faith.
And I trust that net will appear! I wish you so much good luck in your new path- I know it will be awesome!
I wrote a similar post a few months ago about my leap of faith. After living in California for 15 years I quit my job and moved back east to work on my coaching practice. I haven’t looked back. Sometimes you just know it’s the right move. I wish you all the best, Marilyn.
It was such the right move and my life followed a whole new path. I hope yours keep you flowing in your right direction!
As of now I don’t have any large leaps planned. However, every day I try to something a little uncomfortable to see what happens. The little girl next door has a trampoline in her yard. I told her I want to jump and play in it with her. Your blog inspired me to see what she’s doing today. It’s a perfect day to play!
That is so cool Angela-please let me know what happened! 🙂