One of my very favorite blogs is Today, I Jumped! by a dear friend. (Sometimes I call her “Doc” because she listens, advises, and saves me a ton of $$$ in counseling fees!) She dared to do what her heart told her to do. (“Heart” is the softer version of what I really want to say: “GUT.”) Well, this week, I’m jumping too! My jump will be a little different; but like her, my gut told me “this isn’t working.” It’s a funny thing, however. Even when we realize something isn’t working, it takes guts to change because there is comfort in familiarity. We continue down a path because we have become comfortable in a routine. For me, that routine has been working two jobs for 2.5 years. I wish I could say that I am better off than I was when I started this hectic schedule, but I can’t. Things are simply status quo. So I’m making a scary change – leaving what has become comfortable because my situation is not improving. This change requires sacrifice in hopes that something better awaits in the journey ahead. What I am gaining is time – time to write more, time to market more – speaking of my book Reflections, and time to enjoy life. I will still have one corporate day job but am looking forward to my evenings and weekends.
So here we go, I am compelled and it is time for change – come on – say it with me. Just do it … J U M P!
… I did, and the same God who created Pikes Peak will be there as my feet land on solid ground.