Don’t you wish you could bottle up happy days? Wouldn’t it be nice to pull one out when you are having a bad day? I think that’s one of the reasons I like photography so well. It’s kind of like stepping back in time for a moment. You can actually freeze a moment and look back years later and still smile by just remembering.
As a smart man once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller. I’ve always been one to stop and look around. Probably more often than I should. My teachers in elementary school called it day dreaming. But I think it’s important to retain the wonder of “what if”.
It’s kind of like looking at life like a choose your adventure book. It’s also a good way to mentally prepare yourself for the positive changes you want to make. If I do this thing, I could have this awesome positive outcome. And if we aren’t getting the outcome we desire, we just back up and take a different route or try it a little different.
Go ahead and daydream. Make it big and beautiful. Keep those what ifs flowing. There’s no limit on trying. You can change directions as many times as you need. This is your story you are writing. And you are the main character. Write your life amazing!
I myself am making big scary changes. And sometimes I feel like running away. And sometimes I have to check myself. Usually, it’s when I’m extra cranky and angry for no reason. (There’s always a reason.) If I notice that I’m snapping way too much at the kids, or just feeling angry about everything, I have to give myself pause. I have to find the real culprit and face that beast so I can move on and continue my big, beautiful dream.
The usual suspect is the fear of change. We must acknowledge that we are making this change in our life. This change will make us step out of our comfort zone. But we have to remember the end goal. There are going to be things that will make us pause. Maybe even make us want to quit. But don’t you want to see how the story turns out? You’ve had this amazing vision of where this change will take you. Keep the vision. Block the noise and the negativity. You got this!