Do you experience that knot of excitement mixed with apprehension when embarking on a new life adventure? I sure do. It could be the birth of a child, starting a new job, moving to a new city, parasailing for the first time…something that involves some risk and the possibility of reward. Will I be successful? What if I fail? What if this path is a huge mistake? But, then again – what if it isn’t a huge mistake?
We can often feel like we are stuck in a rut. Maybe we’ve outgrown our job but there is no room for advancement. Maybe an opportunity presents itself but it involves moving away from your family and friends. Maybe in order to take path you’ve always dreamed of, you need to go back to school. I remember going back to school when I was in my thirties. A few people thought that I was as mad as a hatter. “You’ll be in your late thirties before you’re done!” Well – the truth of the matter is that you are (hopefully) going to reach that age whether or not you go back to school, or take on that new job or embark on whatever adventure it may be. Time passes by so quickly. I know I don’t want to live a life full of “what ifs”.
My sister just reminded me of when our family moved to Ottawa. Our dad was already there. Our mom had to handle all of the logistics of a family move – not to mention wrangling 6 children onto an airplane! I was the second oldest at barely 10, with 4 younger siblings ranging in age from 2 to 8. We had never been on a plane before! I can only imagine my mom’s nerves, strung as tightly as fiddle strings. But she never showed her worries – at least not to us. It certainly was a tough move – leaving behind everyone you knew – but, in the end, it was definitely the best path for our family at that point in time.
I’m working on a new project right now. I don’t know whether or not it will get off the ground. I feel very positive about it – I did loads of research and am very excited about all of the possibilities. So I’m taking that leap of faith with my fingers crossed and my eyes wide open. Not to worry – Knit Pickers PEI and your chief knit picker (me) will still be here in beautiful “downtown Mayfield”! Hopefully with something new to share with all of you!
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