(Written by Kimberlin)
Change: beautiful chaos. As I put my two weeks in at not one but two jobs, I realized this is it; I am pulling the trigger that releases total mayhem. Nervous? Excited? Happy? Confused? All of the above. I did not think it was physically or mentally possible for my mind to experience so many thoughts and emotions at once. Somehow, I am capable of maintaining each one in their own unique place of importance, with the help of one, single statement in mind: Keep it right down the middle (Thank you BG).
On the contrary, I wonder: why do some people fear change? Is it the thought of leaving the comfort of your daily routine, that has resulted in a stagnant, flat, uneventful plateau? Do they simply fancy the same classic 9-5 job in a cubicle for the rest of their lives?
I struggle to understand the desire of staying in one place, with one job, with little experience of elsewhere. I choose the opposite: I welcome change with open arms. While it is frightening, the outcome of starting something new and the learning experiences outweighs any previous feelings of the transition.
Through my experience of change thus far, I have realized that starting is the hardest part. People struggle with kick-starting. Maybe they have that lingering aspiration to begin something fresh and exciting, but experience an invisible restraint, holding them back. It is a complete mind game that brings on the fear of change. It is how you wake up in the morning and decide to live your day. You can start fearful, unsure of what you want-- or you can start with passion, ambition, and positivity to conquer fear and accomplish change.
So I say start with fear. Eliminate the doubt. You WILL conquer it with poise and grace. It is all about keeping your cool, creating a plan, and pulling that trigger. So I did. And now I am moving to Portland, this Saturday. Jobless. Fearful. However, full of light, I am diving into the unknown.
This is the outcome thus far: WE Perceive blossomed to life, and my happiness and passion-to-grow are thriving. Endless opportunity awaits, for me to conquer.
So take that, fear. And I welcome you, beautiful chaos.
(...to be continued)