Above: two of my cousins and I at our Grandfather’s Memorial service…acting like we did 20 years ago…being silly…being cousins
Hello SOTGC community,
Lately I’ve been looking at a lot of quotes, about various things, to help give me new perspectives and ideas on the future and what I want. A couple months ago I posted a quote on Facebook when I was deciding I needed to stop living in the past of “what I hoped could be” and start moving forward with the unknown of the future. Below is the quote I wrote:
“In order to start a new chapter, you have to write the end to the last one.”
Most people I know have been evaluating their life lately. Not in a bad way, just in a “it’s a new year and time to look at the big picture.” I know for me, there were things I was hanging on to that were preventing me from moving forward into the next chapter. Partly because as a human, I inherently fear change and the unknown can be intimidating and scary. Mostly, because when you put so much into hopes and dreams of the past, it’s hard to let go and embrace the fact that there is an infinite amount of possibilities if you will simply cut line on the anchor that’s holding you down.
So if you’re trying to move forward with your next chapter, but are having doubts and are nervous about leaving the comfort of the “known,” I hope this quote helps. What I’m learning is that while dreams and goals can be set and worked towards, life will continue to call audibles, and being open to adjusting as they are called is key towards a happier and healthier future.
Below: a picture on a hike during my solo trip to Big Bear a few months ago. When I took a “time out” from my hectic life…and connected with what I want and what will make me happy