Making a huge decision like moving and starting a new business is scary. My husband and I have been talking over our plans for months and months. We’ve been feeling each other out–trying to determine if we’d be as good a partnership in business as we are in life.
When we decided to put our plans into action, the first step was to accept that after spending the past two years in the lovely cocoon of our little house, it was time to move on. When we put our house on the market, I must tell you, I freaked out.
I cried for a few days, fresh tears each time I told my parents, our friends we’d be leaving, our real estate agent, even. Our house has been a safe place while we dealt with my sister’s death (just 6 days after we’d moved in) and other family illnesses and tragedies. Deciding to leave that place and put it all on the line for the dream of a lifestyle–our self-styled life–was a big deal.
But then I remembered how long we’ve been thinking and planning, and how strong the pull has been to make a change–like a deep undercurrent tugging at my feet every day inviting me to let go and follow its course to new waters.
I worry a lot as we look at the costs and the risk we’re taking. Will we be successful? But as the excitement builds over seemingly insignificant or mundane details like a point of sale system, I know that I’ve just been thirsting for this challenge.
My switch from emotional wreck to excited and motivated was rather abrupt. It’s easy to hold onto what’s known and familiar, forgetting why that’s no longer right for you.
Unknowns are scary, but I believe in gut instinct. After the excitement of exploring a new place on vacation, coming home was… somehow disappointing. That disappointment, as pretty as our house is in full summer bloom, pointed out just how stuck we have been. I knew it was time to go. Once I got over the initial urge to hold to what was comfortable, just deciding to take a chance was freeing.
And with all of the encouragement and well-wishes we received after announcing our plan, I feel even more confident in our decision. We’re so blessed to have such supportive friends and families. So, thank you!