When you’re in it, in the thick of it. You don’t really even have to think. The days just go by, your routine is your routine. Nothing unusually scary, nothing out of the ordinary. Life is pretty simple. But then, as usual. Life happens. Either expected or not, things change. It’s inevitable. Uprooted. Sometimes everything, sometimes not a whole lot. Either way, it leaves you in a new and unfamiliar state of uncertainty. A sense of uneasiness, a constant feeling of the unknown.
I wanted a change. Rather, I needed a change. For some reason, I wanted to create this uneasiness I describe. Why? I don’t know really, but something in me was asking for more. More adventure. More time outdoors. I was craving to explore. To discover new things. To embark on a new adventure. So, what did I do? I uprooted myself from my happy and comfortable community in Kitsilano and moved to Squamish (half way between Van and Whistler). Yep. How many times did I hear, “Why would you do that?” Enough times that it started to irritate me. But. Now that I’m here. Now that things are starting to settle. I couldn’t be happier. I couldn’t be more grateful for following my gut. When you know, you know I guess. Sure I was scared. Moving to a new city, not knowing more than a few people? But instead of seeing this as frightening, I chose to see it as curious. Wanting more. And not settling for anything less.
So that’s me. Choosing curiosity. Choosing the uncomfortable. Embracing change. Embracing the new. Seeing life with new eyes. Ready for something a little more exciting. A little more intimidating. A little more challenging. So many more adventures, so many opportunities. Just by following my heart. And wanting just a little bit more.
Trust it. Go with it. And above all things, choose to be curious.
Smile with your heart.