Recently I had a friend tell me about her decision to apply to grad school. Several years of post collegiate life and self doubt, she finally took the leap of faith to go ahead and apply. And I am so damn proud of her. This had been a decision that she’s been mulling over for years now. Certain life things were holding her back for a while there but even just to apply is a BIG move. For me, it’s a reminder to kick aside those fears and self-doubt and take a leap of faith into the unknown. Whether or not we fail doesn’t matter because if you never leap, you’ll never know if you could have succeeded, thereby, hindering your growth. And life is all about growing.
There have been several times in my life where these leaps into the unknown have been some the greatest and most difficult seasons in my personal growth.
My decision to leave my home town at 18 years old and move to LA for school was the first big decision for me. Being in LA, going to a Christian university, and moving away from family and my then boyfriend ultimately shaped the person I am today. I had many ups and so many downs. I made it through the most difficult season of my life and I am thankful that I look a leap of faith and believed in myself and my capabilities. Because without that particular season, I would have become stuck…stagnate in life and in growth.
Making big decisions and taking leaps into the unknown can be the most terrifying, yet rewarding things you can do for yourself. So as my friend did recently, take the leap, make the big decision. You may regret it if you don’t.
Much love, B.