To some degree we all have an idea how we think our life might pan out. Whether its about your career, family and hobbies, we tend to create an image of how it all might look. Well at least I do.
For quite a while now I have been feeling restless. Not necessarily bored, but a desire to do more, to achieve more, to do something that I absolutely love. Do you know that feeling?
I had been praying for quite a while that God would challenge me, grow me and ultimately reveal my purpose. I’ve definitely been challenged and I am growing through the experience, and I am on my way to knowing my true purpose and passion.
When the chance to move to the UK for 2 years came up my first reaction was fear. I was absolutely terrified of leaving my support networks, or being made to put myself out there, to get out of my comfort zone. My husband will be the first to tell you I’m built for comfort 🙂
Something in me was intrigued by this initial reaction. Why was I so scared? What did I have to lose or ultimately to gain? And then I started thinking what if this is an opportunity not only for my husband but for me too? What if this is what I have been needing to get out of the rut, to grow?
After considering all the possibilities (as an introvert I tend to over think and analyse a situation until I’m blue in the face) I decided let’s do it! I choose to see it as an adventure, a journey of a lifetime. Yes it’s been hard, confronting, and difficult BUT I have faith that the rewards will far outweigh the costs.
I have such a long way to go but I am choosing to see the possibilities. I am far from naive and know that there’s a lot of work ahead, but when isn’t there? I can easily get pinned down with the negatives and the fears. But it’s often at these times that we need to question where this is coming from, and focus on the journey rather than the destination.
I have so much I want to achieve in the next 2 years and I can’t wait to share them.
If you are on this adventure with me, thank you! It truly means so much to me to know so many people care for me and my family. All of your thoughts and prayers are appreciated and valued.