Leap of Faith

Change is a funny thing. It is constant, it is inevitable, and you'd think that every one of us would have become accustomed to it long ago - yet somehow it still takes us by surprise and often knocks us out of our comfort zones. Spring, the epitome of change, is just a week away. From the dead winter ground bursts life; the grays and browns of the sleeping world explode into color and song and movement! This season is a true blue miracle - one that has occurred year after year for as long as humanity can remember.

At the beginning of the year I made a resolution to take more risks. This is because I have realised that I am not nearly as comfortable with change as I once thought. Perhaps it is part of growing older or perhaps it is due to the risk-free life I have been living recently, but I have been choosing comfort and monotony instead of chance and possibility. And I have been very unhappy.

Here I take the first brave step and announce to you: within the next few weeks I will, with luck, be living in a new home in a new city. Everything will be different: new friends, new experiences, new things to see, and new things to do. I have so many things to prepare and plan and put together before I begin this new life, and I admittedly have no idea where to begin.

So here I am, standing at the brink of something Grand and New and Exciting. From here, the future looks simultaneously thrilling and terrifying - just as it should, I suppose! With every risk taken, there is the possibility of failure; however, things may turn out far better than one could have ever imagined! It is a gamble, but one that is essential to living a full, happy life. Will you join me? We'll take hands, close our eyes, breathe deeply, and...


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