Take The Risk

Take The Risk

As we travel through life, we oftentimes love to stay in our little comfortable bubble. I mean who wouldn't want to be where they feel the most safe and secure? Trust me I understand this feeling. I know that trying new things, meeting new people, and going new places can be super scary, so you can imagine how I felt when the opportunity came for me to move across the world and teach in a new country I had never visited. Let me start from the beginning. I saw a friend of mine who seemed as though she was living her best life teaching in Abu Dhabi. The pictures she would post online were so exotic. I said to myself, "wow I would love to teach in another country." It was just a thought. Shortly after having the thought to move across the world and teach, I reached out to her and asked her all the information I could think to ask. The next step was to apply for the position. Fast forward, I got the job! Now I'm freaking out because I was just playing. I didn't even think these people would really call me back and actually hire me. Who was I kidding to think I could even survive in another country teaching? I came up with every excuse of why I shouldn't take the job. Then my husband looked at me and said, "but whats the worse that can happen?" I thought to myself how right he was. If I didn't like it, I could just go back home. Now I have been living in Abu Dhabi for 2 years and I am so glad I didn't pass up this opportunity. Has everything been perfect? No, however I have met the most amazing people, did the most amazing things, traveled to some of the most amazing places and learned so much about myself in the process. In life we will have opportunities. So many wonderful things can happen, but we have to move fear out of the way. We have to understand that the growth requires us to be uncomfortable. Its like losing a tooth. We have to lose the baby teeth for the new teeth to grow. It hurts a bit when it falls out, but its making room for something stronger and better. Today is the day you say yes to what it is you want to do. Think positive and put it in the universe. Stay with it until it grows into the thought you envisioned in your mind. You can do it! We can do it! Today I'm telling fear to kick rocks!

                             -Soulful Beading

 

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