Sunday, September 18, 2016

You are the sum total of your parts

At some point in life, we will all come to a crossroads. Whether we are experiencing great success or suffering great loss, there will come a time when the decisions we make become defining moments. 

Life is a series of choices. Coffee or tea? College or trade school? Marriage or the single life? Relocate or stay put? American or foreign? We may choose the beaten path--you know, something that falls well within our comfort zones--or we could take that leap of faith and blaze a trail of our own.

Those who take the leap, I think, have an epiphany of sorts that says, "It's now or never. If I don't do it now, I will regret it. I can do it. I believe in myself."

They will be challenged like never before and will be made to use everything they have ever learned. They could fail miserably or succeed exponentially. Either way, the desire to be true to themselves and to find purpose in their lives far exceeds their fears of both.

It occurred to me recently that with everything that I have lost in the last three years, I am free. I am free to use my skills, talents, and accomplishments in whatever way I choose. Is that overwhelming? Somewhat paralyzing? I've had moments of both.

But, I understand now why I have been given what I have been given. I am grateful. And I must use it all because, like you, I am the sum total of my parts. Visit my new site to see how I am bringing it all together: Our time is now. Take the leap with me, won't you? 

Keep your pen to the paper! Remember, inspiration is everywhere...