People are so resilient. You go to a new job or house or club or school and it seems so strange. Then before you know it, it’s like you’ve been there forever.
We mold to our circumstances.
The hard part is that space of time before we actually make the change. We write a hundred scripts in our head of all the ways we could fail. All the reasons staying where we are is safer or better or easier.
The unknown is the hardest part. Because when we get to the destination, it is never as scary or hard or impossible as we imagined.
As we sit here thinking about all the things we don’t know about what might happen next, we should remember when memoirist Anais Nin said, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Because you will blossom. That is what always happens when you grow. You see things differently and then you can’t unsee it. You meet new people who open doors and start new chapters. You become more of yourself.
Don’t think too much. Just do it. Then one day you’ll ask yourself, “What took me so long?”