Change is never easy. This is something I am learning more as the days go by. I have 16 days until I leave for Costa Rica for an undetermined length of time. I will be leaving behind my entire life.
I am focusing on what I have to gain rather than what I could lose. I have a car, family, a sense of stability, and favorite things to do. I want to keep all of this. I want to keep these things and not let go. At the same time, I want to see what doors open for me while living abroad. I want to see in what ways my relationships and life grows. My heart is telling me there is much more to experience and gain by making the leap of letting go of what I have here.
There is something to be said for making a commitment and moving toward it no matter what may happen. It takes courage, faith, and strength to do something that you have never done before. Something you have been dreaming of doing since you were a child and making it a reality takes trust, love, and energy. There is so much to gain and so much to lose. Having faith that what you gain will out weight the loss is a huge aspect of doing something huge.
I challenge you to do something amazing. Do something that you have always wanted to do. It could be something small like running a 5k or something huge like moving abroad. You have so much to learn about yourself and life so take the risk and see what happens. Remember to focus on what you could gain. Remember that you influence people around you. What if you stepping outside of your box and running that 5k gives someone the courage to leave an unfulfilling job or confront something that has been holding them back? People see strength and courage in others allowing them to make the change they need in their lives.
Go out and do something great! Let me know what you do and how it changes you! I will be sharing my journey and changes with my move to Costa Rica over the next few months. I hope to inspire you to great things. Also, I hope that you pass it on to others as I am to you. You are great and you can do whatever you set out to doing!! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO GAIN?