On the eve of the 2022 Polar Plunge, the eve of completing the first experience on my living – I was 100% excited, nervous, and unsure. This moment was 100% scary, thrilling, and liberating. And surprisingly, it wasn’t at all like I had envisioned the accomplishment would feel like. Read more to see how wrong I was.
When I took a leap of faith 7 months ago to quit my job – I wore rose-colored glasses and no one could bring me back down to reality.
7 months later – everything has changed and so have I. In more ways than I ever could have imagined.
From: Dec. 2022 Me
To: Dec. 2021 Me
“You invested in yourself and now a year later – are finally reaping the rewards.
But you wouldn’t have gotten here had you quit.
And you certainly wouldn’t have marked some items off your living list if you decided the path you were forging was too hard.”
And when you learn how something works instead of just thinking you know how something works – it can either dim your flame or make you crave it more.
The latter happened in my case.
I have missed writing. I have missed writing for the art of writing. I have missed writing for the sake of talking it out with my inner voice, of letting go.
GISH is Magic and Magic is GISH. Do something insane to learn how to persevere in the deep end.