C is for…

C is for Challenges, Courage, and Change

Let’s get a little real today.

It takes a lot of guts to embrace change with open arms. And seriously, who really does that?courage

New jobs, new relationships, new cities… Ask yourself: where would you be had you not stumbled upon these scary adventures?

I’ll tell you where I’d be- rather unhappy.

I wouldn’t be a published author.

I wouldn’t have met some of the best people.

I wouldn’t have the outlook I have on life.

I wouldn’t be me.

I decided years ago that I would do more for myself. Something that will have me looking back someday and say, “Wow! I did that!”

And, so far, I’ve done just that.

I would like to think that it didn’t take much to get me to this point. Just some pure talent and luck. But, nope, it took so much more than anything like that.

My move from Wilmington to Charlotte, then my move to Charleston, each one has me to let go and take a chance. And each move has developed me into someone new.

I challenge you all to take on something new and scary. And if you’re really brave, tell me about it! I love hearing stories of people overcoming a fear 🙂

Put yourself out there. You’ll thank yourself later.

Much love!

8 thoughts on “C is for…

  1. We recently moved. Out on our own. Away from family. On the one hand, it’s a dream come true — something we fought hard to make happen. On the other hand, I’m anxious it won’t last. Faith and putting one foot in front of the other keeps me sane and craving more.

    1. That’s all you can do, Steph. One step at a time. 🙂 You wanted it and by God, you got it! Don’t be scared. Even though it’s hard, it’ll all be worth it <3 Good luck!

  2. I’ve been depressed and I’ve been scared. So I took on something really new, really challenging, and really scary. I’m on a water fast. I know that sounds totally crazy and a bit extreme, but I already did the other crazy like moving to a country to the opposite side of the globe and such.
    The challenge made me forget my fear and I’m not really depressed anymore. It gave me a totally different perception of life. Now I can go back at doing the other crazy stuff, like planning a trip or something. Continue to challenge yourself, when you stop it’s like dying.

    1. I’ve been there. It’s exhausting how scary it all is. Good for you for taking that first step and challenging yourself to push beyond the depression and fear. <3

  3. My husband and I moved last year from a smallish town in Michigan to Chicago, where we knew pretty much no one. It’s been hard — much harder than we ever expected — but it’s given us freedom that we never had before, living so close our families. It’s been a hugely worthwhile experience, and an opportunity to reinvent ourselves into the people that we really want to become (for now).

    1. Oh, I’ve always wanted to go to Chicago!

      It’s hard, super hard. I move from a small town in North Carolina to a city four hours away. I, luckily, knew people, but there were many more obstacles in my way. But you’re right, it’s a time to reinvent yourselves and bring forth a whole new life! Congrats and good luck!

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