A Little Dose of Inspiration | Take Risks

August 29, 2016


Happy Monday lovelies! Can’t believe another week has gone by already, it seems like time is just flying. I’ve spent the last 2 days down in Illinois at my brother’s house, helping his fiance with some wedding checklist items and just taking some time away. We slept in, ate breakfast out on the deck, watched funny movies, ate pizza and just enjoyed life. It was exactly what I needed. I have some big news to share with you all, but I will be saving that for my next post. For today, the quote I am sharing is one that perfectly describes my life right now.

“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.” – Caroline Myss

I came across this quote randomly, but saw it at the exact time I was needing to. It stopped me in my tracks and really made me feel as though someone was sending me a sign. And a very important sign at that. I have always been that person to stick with something even though I’m not happy with it because it is comfortable and safe and predictable. I like trying new things, but I don’t usually do well with change. I like feeling safe in what I’m doing, knowing that it won’t be different and that I will always know what to expect. In the meantime, I am choosing to remain unhappy inside and never allowing my life to be lived. I always love when people say that life is meant to be lived, not merely existed. And up until yesterday, I felt like I was just existing. And I really am not ok with that. So I made a drastic change.

I don’t know if it will end up being a mistake or something wonderful and exciting, but I decided I needed to take a risk without having planned out my next step beforehand. Anyone that knows me well knows I love to plan and plan everything. I write lists, research, and plan things out to an almost neurotic level. I love doing it because it makes me feel a sense of calm and comfortability. While it feels nice, it really hasn’t gotten me anywhere in life. I feel like I’m not experiencing life and exploring everything it has to offer. Besides, planning things out doesn’t mean it is going to happen that way. So what’s the point? We only have one life, and I want to live it to the fullest. I want to live a life that I design, a life that excites me and makes me feel amazing. And that’s what I intend to do.

Miranda ♥

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