Recently I’ve noticed I tend to get lost in my own mind, making decisions painstakingly slowly. Sometimes it’s worth it, but sometimes we need to take a leap in life, just like I did with this blog. I never really thought about where it would lead me – and it wasn’t really something blindingly logical. Had I pondered about the time and effort I’d put into it, perhaps I would have second guessed myself.
This blog has let me meet all you wonderful people, so I’m glad I didn’t ponder it too hard.
As I’ve got older I’ve started second guessing myself a lot more, especially where I am right now in my life. I feel like so many things are changing around me.
Taking care of my family, health issues and life choices have made me more careful and hesitant in making decisions than I used to be. As a consequence I tend to sit on the fence a lot more and I can sometimes take a long time deciding on a course of action.
Sometimes I need to trust my gut instincts more than I do. I tend to question everything but I’ve realised it’s not good to sit on the fence for too long or the opportunities pass and we miss our chance.
A chance to see what’s beyond the end of the path. To take risks and see what could be.
And we can miss the beauty that’s around us. I don’t want to do that. It’s one thing to be protected from falling but I want to be open to life and what’s around the corner.
Being open and spontaneous is how so many of our adventures have started, just like a wander down a path without a sign. We could reflect all day about the consequences, but then we miss the stunning sunset at the end of the path.
Or the quirkiness that’s around the next bend.
I think it’s time to leap off that fence and take action. Follow our instinct.
Appreciate what’s around us.
I’m blessed with my health and home and a beautiful family and the rest – my direction and purpose and where I’m heading – is all up to me.
Some say the grass is greener on the other side of the fence but I disagree.
I think the grass is greener where ever you water it. And I will always do what I can to keep my side nourished and alive. I’m willing to be open to opportunities when I see them. I hope you can be too.
Wishing you all peace, happiness and contentment with whatever patch of grass you have and where ever you are.
Here’s what Leunig has to say on this …
This is in response to Frank’s Photo Challenge – Fence – over at Dutch goes the Photo.