Should I move? Should I date him/her? Should I take the job? Should I attend that university?
Life leaves you with many decisions to make. Sometimes, you are left feeling that you’ve made the wrong one. The question is – how do you truly know if you made the right decision? If you cannot foresee the future, how do you know it won’t come and bite you in the behind? Well, from what I’ve learned, you won’t know until you try.
I’m a goodie-goodie who never took chances. I just wanted to stay in my little bubble. But, that changed when I decided to move to Tennessee with my fiancé. I no longer wanted to be afraid, but we took the plunge together.
People around me questioned if it was the right choice and I kept assuring them that it was. I felt in my heart that it was a big move, but it would teach us about life and what it takes to make it in the real world. They didn’t agree and said it was a rash decision and I should take more time to think it through. But, I didn’t need anymore because I was doing it regardless of what anyone else said. Sure – I listened to their reasoning and their opinion, but I wasn’t basing it off of what they told me.
Here we are a year later and I don’t regret it one bit.
I wouldn’t have met my co-worker Kristi and became friends with her; I wouldn’t have known how it feels to live in Tennessee; I wouldn’t have been able to know the sense of freedom; I wouldn’t have gotten to know my fiancé a bit more; I may not even be engaged; we wouldn’t have gotten Ollie, our dog; I wouldn’t have become a stronger person and I wouldn’t have a story to tell about our year in Tennessee.
So, this is what happens when you step out of your comfort zone and try new things. If you’re constantly too afraid to take risks and chances, you’ll never know what you’re missing. Going back to one year ago and making the choice to move here, I wouldn’t have done it any differently. You can spend your whole life asking yourself what if this or what if that, but you’ll never truly know anything, unless you give it a shot.
Take a chance.