Monday, August 22, 2011

Saying Yes

Nearly five months ago, when I lost my job, I wasn't sure what I would be doing, what my future would hold, or where I would end up. I was scared, more than I ever willingly admitted to any one person. About a month into my unemployment, it felt right and I knew life was going to be ok. And it has been.

My time off has given me the chance to mend wounds left by my former position, a result of staying far too long after I knew it wasn't a good place anymore. This summer allowed me to do a huge stepping back from a lot of aspects of my life and a complete reassessing of nearly everything, a chance to really truly determine whats important and what isn't. Its been a unique opportunity to heal and grow. To reconnect. To get back to my roots. To spend some quality time with people who really matter.

I'm happy though that in the next six weeks, I'll be closing the unemployment chapter in my life book. Late last week, I received a phone call and a job offer that I said yes to. I had a lot of anxiety and trepidation about saying yes but I reminded myself of this quote and remembered that I promised myself I wouldn't turn down an opportunity for adventure because of fear.

So I said yes.

To a job that will take me to the next level in my career and likely open up many more doors for me in the future. To a whole new place, one that I've only visited briefly, for less than 48 hours, and where I know absolutely no one. To an adventure that is going to lead me about twelve hours away from everyone I know and love and the place I've called home my entire life. To the unknown. To being open to what the Universe has in store for me. To being afraid but leaping anyway. To starting a new chapter. To moving to Georgia.