Anxiety. Doubt. Fear. We all experience these things. We may not have them about the same thing, but at some point in our lives, we have dealt with these.
Turning things down because you don’t know the outcome? Afraid of what could happen so you avoided it altogether? I have done this on many occasions. Instead of embracing something new, I stuck to what I knew and probably avoided what were fun times.
I don’t like it.
I hate avoiding things.
I feel like a party pooper.
This new year has brought (and will be bringing more!) many changes, to which I could just stay home and hang out on my couch (hey, it’s not that bad of an idea!) or I could go out and start living my life the way God intended for me.
I don’t want my life to pass me by.
I want to embrace the life God created for me.It’s a good one!
Instead of staying on my couch reading blogs multiple times a day, I decided to finally start my own blog, even though it was a huge step and I was scared. It has been totally worth it, and I love writing about my life and topics that interest me.
Soon, though, I will be stepping out of my comfort zone in a HUGE way. Not this whole going out to dinner with new people. Not stressing about finding a perfect outfit for an occasion. Not trying to please everyone, but myself. No.
I will be flying across the country to Oregon for 11 days! Woo! However, talk about nerve wracking!
I have a large family; my dad is one of ten, and my mom is one of seven. I love my family more than anything because I constantly have people rooting for me and cheering me on if I need it. That is what family is for, right? Well, my large family happens to be spread all over the country. Seriously. They are scattered between Texas, Oregon, Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
About a month, month and a half ago, my cousin, who lives in Oregon, proposed a crazy idea to me (or so she thought). She was wondering, and hoping I’d say yes, if I would want to fly out to watch her kids while her and her husband go away on a trip he won from work! If I wasn’t embracing change this year, I might have been hesitant, and maybe would’ve said no. But, really, how could I ever say no? A chance to fly out to Oregon? Watch my cousin’s three children, who are an absolute blast, for a week? Run a race on St. Patrick’s Day in crazy green outfits around the city? Are you kidding me? There was absolutely no way I would turn that offer down.
Life will always be changing. Things are going to get thrown at us no matter what we do to avoid them!
What would life be without change? It certainly wouldn’t be fun. We wouldn’t learn new things we have the ability to do. We need to spice up our lives every now and then and embrace CHANGE instead of living in the past and fearing it. By fearing change, we will miss our fantastic lives go by, without enjoying them.
To say I am ecstatic is an understatement. I will miss my family and Aaron for the 11 days I will be gone, but it is an experience I would never pass up. (Again, the fact that they are the best children, and quite hysterical, definitely didn’t hurt my decision! )
I won’t lie, though. I am still fearing my flights! My cousin is a pro at flying. Her youngest has been flying since she was literally 3 weeks old. Me? Haven’t flown since I was about 5! Can you say newby? Let’s hope the staff in the airport are friendly to me
- Do you embrace change? Have you had any major changes in your life recently?
- Any tips for me on flying? I am quite scared of that one!