Bikes & That | by Jennifer Doohan

As soon as I feel settled, I want to change everything…

I asked the internet this question today and this is what I got back… “If you feel comfortable, content and unchallenged… stand up and walk away. Make plans or don’t make plans, but whatever you do, leave this place and find somewhere new.” There’s a reason the word “leaving” sounds so nice. Like saying “see you later” instead of “goodbye,” it puts you at ease. It signifies a fresh start, a departure from the old and overrun. Because leaving is just the precursor to arriving, and there’s nothing better than a fresh start.” Whether it’s a new apartment or a new city, starting over isn’t about changing your scene, but the way you’re living in it. It’s about opening your eyes again, walking to the ledge and looking up, down and across, once again comprehending the vastness of life that sits openly waiting for you.” *
  I couldn’t have put it any better… however, I am very much the before of this at the moment. I have moved before (to London) and come back. And now I’m on the precipice of realising a dream of mine it is scary. I do doubt myself…but if life has taught me anything it’s that if other people can do it then so can I. There are things to sacrifice and leave behind. And this is very hard and it takes time to leave. An interesting aside…an ex boyfriend once told me that “I will never be happy”. I worried about this for a while. But it’s not a case of that. The need for change is about exploration both personal and physical. “People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” – Thomas Merton.   Remember…
  1. You are not a finished product
  2. You do not need permission
  3. You are not too old to change everything
  4. You are good enough
  5. You do not need to be special or lucky
 

People have amazing experiences because they make them happen…

amazing things, most of the time do not just happen to people. 


*Full Article by Lauren Martin.

 

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