Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Start Living Your Life Fearlessly

Hello there, it's been a couple weeks since my last post, but it was due to an awesome transition in my life.  I moved from South Florida to Central Florida and I was getting settled in. This change has meant the world to me. 
Let me start at the beginning. On June 1, 2012, I had enough. Although I was happy with my home life and by all accounts should have been happy with the rest of my life, I wasn't. I was consumed by the thought of having no control over the outcome of my life. I didn't like thinking I was on autopilot. So that day, I decided to change. 

I started with something I heard about years ago, I purchased the audio book version of "The Secret" and just like that my life was transformed. 

I didn't stop there though, I couldn't stop listening to inspiring, motivating books and/or speakers. Soon I started to understand exactly how life worked. I realized that I HAD control over my life just by controlling my thought process. I realized I AM what I THINK about. (Also supported by Joel Osteen- for my Christian friends). Joel Osteen - Remove Bad Thoughts Sermon

Due to this change I got the courage to do many things. In the interest of time, I’ll only mention a few.

First and most important I started to see the world differently and started to see the good in everything and everyone. My entire outlook on life changed. I eliminated complaining from my life and focused only on the good in every situation. 

Secondly, I was able to make a life changing move. I am very close to my family, and although part of me always longed to travel or perhaps live in a different State, I never thought I could do it. I couldn't imagine living far away from my family; just the thought of it created deep guilt.

Finally, I had a stable job, with a good income and for me that was huge. And, although I wasn't happy at my job I couldn't leave because of the fear I felt of losing something so secure. 

BUT, with a lot of faith AND action I was able to do just what I thought I could never do. Three weeks ago I quit my job and relocated to Orlando. Although it's not my ideal location, it's a start in my endeavor to doing the things I want without feeling guilty. 

I encourage you to take chances and to not let fear hold you back. You never know what’s waiting for you when you go for it.

I am enjoying my new city immensely and to my surprise losing my income--that I thought I couldn’t do without--hasn't been so bad, in fact it’s been just fine. I’m taking some time off and it’s been great. I am spending lots of time focusing on my writing and spending time with my husband and kids, while getting to know my new city. I love it.