closing a door can be the scariest thing in the world.
in our society's mindset today,
we are taught to be driven and to push for success.
it's a tendency that i see commonly in
newly graduated twenty-something women
to spread their wings wide and try to catch everything
that is remotely within their grasp.
thanks to the women that have gone before us,
now more than ever women have
the ability to do, be, and say almost anything and be taken seriously.
unfortunately, for many of us this means
we feel pressured to try to be & do all things
(multitasking is still seen as one of the best attributes a woman can have)
rather than following our hearts
to do the things we are meant to do
...and to do them really well.
it's scary to make a decision that cuts off
a potential avenue for your life
and i am one of those people who has deeply struggled with this,
often waiting for a decision to be made for me by circumstance
and then running with the results of it,
rather than making the decision and closing any doors myself.
but the truth is,
when we close a door on options that aren't truly right for us,
we widen the avenues in front of us that are...
allowing ourselves to devote our undivided attention
to our heart's true desires.
i've decided in recent months that guelph
isn't the right place for me to be
and i've stopped looking for university jobs here,
and started instead looking in earnest for work in toronto.
it's really scary for me to know that there may be
job opportunities that i'm missing out on
right here in my current town,
but i know in my heart that i want to live my life in toronto
(and luckily, paul agrees with me)
so i've taken the step of devoting my efforts
to finding an amazing position in the big city.
toronto is intimidating, unfamiliar, and yes - slightly scary,
but taking these steps feels very right
and i feel empowered that i was able to listen to my inner voice
and make a decision based on my true desires
rather than an immediate need for security or comfort.
how strongly do you feel your heart pushing you
in one direction or another?
do you have a hard time letting go of things that aren't right
and working towards the things that you know are?
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