I’ve mentioned in the past that my husband and I are moving out of Fairbanks, AK to Bend, OR. We’re actually leaving in 3 days, Sept. 3rd. After visiting Bend back in January with it’s incredibly friendly people, fun winter activities, and much warmer temperatures with a normal amount of daylight, we were hooked. We spent the spring and summer getting our house ready to sell, and it sold. Here’s where the leap comes in. We visited Bend in August to look for a house to buy. We didn’t find one. We are leaving Fairbanks with a u-haul, towing a car, with three dogs, and all of our possessions, and we don’t actually have a “home” to go to. Did I mention we don’t specifically have any jobs lined up either?
We’re leaping I tell you.
But why not?
We don’t have children (other than our four-legged furry friends), we have no debt, and we want to be somewhere else.
Some may think we’re crazy and some have told us they admire our courage. I just know we’re leaping into the unknown. That place where there is no certainty, no answers, no security.
We don’t have a clue how it’s all going to work out or what’s going to happen.
Which is very similar to how it was when I moved to Alaska. I didn’t know how life would play out. I didn’t even know if I would like living here. But I’ve been here 11 ½ years. I guess things worked out.
What I’m trying to say, is that when you know it’s time for a change and you move towards it, you don’t really have a clue what’s going to happen, no matter how much you plan. And that’s part of the magical mystery of life.
It’s okay to be excited, scared, nervous, hopeful, uncertain, and…
It’s okay to leap! Because that’s where life is found. In the leap itself.
Where in your life would you like to take a leap? Join the conversation on the blog by leaving a comment below, or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am grateful to be able to spend some time with you virtually today. Thank you.
As always, take from here what works for you, share with your friends if you think they might benefit, and the rest you can leave behind.