Sometimes in life you have to take risks...you have to jump knowing that there may not be anything to break your fall.
And for me, a cautious Type A planner, that is a very scary thought.
However, what I have come to learn as I have gotten older is that if I always hold myself back, and take the safe route, I never allow things that scare me to enter my path.
And it's these scary things that have brought me some of the best changes in my life...
Graduating High School Early & Moving Away at Barely 18.
Moving Across the Country.
Starting this Blog.
The list goes on...and all of these things were items that were a bit scary to me - that were huge life changes that all ended up being such wonderful experiences that have continued to bring me so much joy.
Such a small word - with so much meaning - and truly for me the scariest part about doing new things. I hate change. I like order and routine and knowing the outcome.
I know, I know...it's Friday, so why am I going into such a deep conversation?
Today's post should be about FRIYAY & Cheers right?
Don't worry, that's coming;)
But first, I'd like to be a little more real, a little less surface and share some heart to heart with you guys.
I mean heck...if you are taking time out of your day to read this post then the least I can do is level with you.
here it is...
I no longer have a day job.
Yup, you read that correctly, officially unemployed, and feeling pretty damn empowered by it.
Now, that's not to say that I am not working - because I always have projects brewing on the side - but from a full time, Monday - Friday perspective, my life is about to drastically change.
And to be honest with you, which if you know me I always am, it was a long overdue and a much needed change.
That being said, there is still a part of me that is a little terrified and asking myself "what's next" - "what will you do instead" - "what if you don't find something new..." but I really think that's just what I need.
I need to be asking myself what's next for me, what do I want to and what's best for the people who are closest to me.
And I honestly can't remember the last time I asked those questions and liked, or was remotely excited, about the answers or even had the ability or freedom to act on them.
Which is not a great place to be professionally or personally.
So, today marks the day of a new chapter, of new adventures and a new perspective on life that I plan to hold near and dear and not let go of again.
It's a pretty exciting, mixed with a bit of terrified - hide under your covers, feeling, but one that I am fully embracing and looking forward to moving forward with.
Now, there will still be moments where I am sure I will freak out, but thankfully I have an incredible support system who has already given me words of encouragement and helped me get out of my worried headspace.
Especially my amazing husband who literally was celebrating for me before I could even fully process what happened - and telling me how awesome this was.
I hope you'll continue on this journey with me - and I welcome any advice you might have on starting fresh.
xo - margaret
Photos by the ever so talented: Courtney Elizabeth