What Adventures Are Calling You?
My 26-year-old self was itching for an adventure.
We had spent three exceptional years in NYC and were joining a couple of our close friends in San Francisco for three more. The Great West had beckoned and we answered with a hearty YEEHAW.
We packed up, drove across, and arrived at our new home, site previously unseen.
We walked into our apartment, with triple the living space of our previous one in NY, and for the first time, I thought, ‘Holy **** what did we do?’
Suddenly everything was too big: the apartment I wanted to make a home, the city we knew barely anything about, the 3,000 mile gap between us and our family & friends.
As we packed a couple of weeks ago for our latest move, I was brought back to beginnings. And how hard they can be. But how 100% of the time everything works out just as it’s meant to.
If my three-year later self could only tell that worried young woman everything would be alright.
You will meet people who will become your family away from home. You will uncover your passion, something you’ve been dying to do for years.
Every moment won’t be happy, and you will be challenged emotionally as you’ve never been before. But you will have beautiful glimmering moments even among the sadness.
Don’t worry. It will all be okay. Better than okay. A truly magical time where you will be changed beyond what you thought possible. Where you will meet friends who will encourage and awaken you in ways that never would have happened had you stayed in your comfort zone.
You will leave stronger, more spiritually connected, and braver. You will feel more grounded and more you.
You will have found your heart’s home.
I think now of the hours of feeling lonely and pathless that I could have saved myself.
And then I remember this: the growing happens in those moments when we are scared, uncomfortable, and just about begging for the old way to come back.
In those bundle of little moments, we are imperceptibly changing. We may not notice it, but if we were to take a snapshot of ourselves at the uncomfortable moment and then again 6 months later, we would see it clear as day.
What adventures are calling you?
The intention I set for each of us is that when they call, we answer with our arms out to
our sides like wings, head thrown back in jubilation, mouth and eyes smiling because
somewhere inside we know, truly, that it’s all going to be better than okay.
To infinity and beyond,