My Cross Country Trek
What a whirlwind week I had! About 4 weeks ago I decided to move across the country and last week I did it. I drove from Oregon to Florida in 8 days (had to stop for a BTS concert in LA for the kiddo). I had never driven across the country before, which I found exciting. As I am sure you can imagine, there was plenty of time to contemplate all kinds of things, as I drove an average of 7 hours a day.
I thought about how amazing it is that you can go from one end of the country to the other in a week. I mean, I was excited to be on the adventure, but what struck me was that several friends and family checked in each day. They wanted to know where we were and what we had seen, and we were happy to share stories about nice people, road kill, all the big things in Texas (all the hype is real!), the different terrain, and all the predicaments that happened with the dog in tow. It was great to hear from loved ones every day and it put a smile on my face that they were taking the vicarious trip with us.
But, the thing I thought about the most was how for months prior to making the decision to move I kept waiting for a sign to tell me what my next move was going to be. I had asked a lot of questions and done a lot of research, and even put some things in motion, but I just couldn't figure out what to do. Nothing seemed to be gelling. I told myself I knew a change was coming and that I wasn't going to force it, I was going to wait and see what happened. Then it happened. Within a 24 hour period I had made a decision. It started with an inkling that I needed to connect with my folks, so I called them to catch up and within a 15 minute conversation I knew that I was moving.
While on the road I was listening to one of my favorite speakers and she mentioned that her husband would always say, "I will know it when I see it." And, that is exactly what happened. I just knew in that short conversation that the move was right. So, why am I going on about this? I say this because in the past I spent a whole lot of time thinking about what the future might be, troubleshooting all the scenarios, trying to make things happen, and being in resistance to what was all the time. I'm not going to say that hanging back this time and being patient while the right information came comes natural to me (it definitely does not.) However, when I gave up the resistance, the information came quickly and it could not have felt more right.
Are you looking for your next step? Are you wondering why things don't seem to be falling into place? Are you wanting to have less worry, stress, overwhelm and anxiety so you can enjoy your life now, everyday, on the way to realizing your meaning and purpose? Let's have a chat next week and I can fill you in on the dog shenanigans, the k-pop concert, and the things that blew my mind the most about Texas. What works for you?
Erin "knowing it when I see it" Mac