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Still aspire to taking that leap.

by favepeep on January 7, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

In my early twenties, I was faced with a major life decision: accept an invitation to move to Australia to see if a European holiday romance could take root or remain in the safety of a new job, old friends and the boundaries of my hometown. I did what I’d always done: I did the “responsible” thing and chose to stay where I was and gave up the opportunity to travel halfway around the world to see what might be waiting for me there.

I realized long ago that the person I was back then, responsible, cautious, and a little fearful, wasn’t capable of taking that “leap of faith.” And although I've made a lot of courageous decisions since then, been brave in the face of adversity, and challenged myself in a variety of ways, I still don’t know that I trust that the forces of the universe will be there to catch me should I fall.


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