I’m learning that baby steps are necessary to get anywhere you want to go. The slow hesitant steps, the wobbling from side to side, the zombie-like stance you take, it’s all part of growing up and getting what you want.
There’s always a chance that you might fail, or falling and fall hard. But there is also a chance of succeeding, of living out your dreams and then finding new ones to aspire to. There is always risk involved in gaining any kind of reward or recognition. You just have to be brave and let go of all the places and people who are holding you back — sometimes you even have to let go of a version of yourself. In my case that means leaving a place of work, in two weeks time I’ll be out of the kitchen and into the world. I may not have a plan, but I’ve got a few things lined up. I’m afraid and utterly sceptic but in my heart of hearts I believe that I WILL NOT GET A JOB IN WRITING OR PUBLISHING UNLESS I DO THIS. I will take a chance on myself and give it 195% of my effort.
With nothing holding me back, no comfort, no convenience, no stagnant days, my life has opened up and so have my options. In order to walk, you have to let go and take it one step at a time. Stay tuned for this little adventure (or twenty-something crisis). I’ve got some fun stuff coming up on the blog, writing blog tour, book blog tour, product reviews, event recaps, a one-day vacation, stagette with my girls, Izzy’s first birthday, and everything else in between. You can also check out some of my posts on Chic Darling — there’s always something fun going on over there!