Something Amazing For Your Bullet Journal
Someone asked me the other day about my 2018 goal page in my bullet journal. They asked me what “Something Amazing,” meant.
In all honesty, I wrote that in the middle box of my journal because I didn’t have another big goal for the year. But then it occurred to me in that moment, that every year up until now something major has happened in my life that was unplanned but changed the course of my life in some way.
As I reviewed my goals for the year I made a point really think about how I was going to spend my days and nights.
Yes, Netflix has a ton more shows that could have me binge watching. There’s my new smart TV with the YouTube feature. But I knew that if I was going to accomplish big things this year I needed to do something crazy.
So what did I do?
I did something crazy…
It might have been a little impulsive because I’m known for being a very responsible and predictable person at times. This time I’ve even surprised myself.
I quit my job.
This isn’t one of those times when I’m going to say:
‘Hey, you should do this.’
Nope, not going to happen. I’ve gone out on a limb and I’ve done other big things before, that I could say, ‘hey, if you haven’t tried this yet, what are you waiting for?’
But not this time. Because this time I’m scared out of my mind. It’s been a while since I’ve been this scared.
Yeah, I admit it. I’m a scaredy cat when it comes to big leaps just like the next person. So what makes a person like me take such a leap? One word:
What is faith?
It’s trusting or the belief in something with no physical proof of its existence.
This isn’t a blind-faith, where you leap off a cliff with no gear. This is a faith tethered firmly to reality. I know what I need to do with my life and I’m no longer allowing my day job to dictate to me when I can do what matters most.
Guess what my mom said when I told her the news?
“Good for you.”
My mom has always been one of my biggest supporters in life. She’s never discouraged me from pursuing my dreams. She’s not the only one but her opinion has always been one I could rely on.
I also ran it by my husband too. He said,
“Go for it.”
Actually, he’d been telling me to take advantage of our current circumstances and quit for some time now, but he wanted it to be my decision. (Isn’t he dreamy?)
It’s so important to have people like that in your life. People who can cheer you on when you’re making big leaps.
So after I ran it by my peoples, what happened?
I got busy working for myself. I decided that if I wasn’t making enough money in my current job it was time to use my pennies to build up something for myself. That’s how this blog came to be in existence and also how I became a published author.
I started with writing fiction because stories are what I do. The blog is a work in progress just like me. Find out more about why I blog on the About Us page.
So what if you don’t have a cheerleader in your life?
Maybe when you tell other people about pursuing your big dreams they say things like:
“Don’t quit your day job!”
“You’re really going to do that?”
“Why would you do that?”
“There’s no money in that.”
Their words, although well-meaning, may not be the encouragement you need. They might even be reinforcing your fears. Remember it’s okay to be afraid. But if you’re feeling alone it’s time to get a few cheerleaders in your life.
Here’s your first step: Find at least one person to encourage you to pursue your dreams and put aside your fears.
When you need a second opinion, come here where mom and I can encourage you. You can also join our facebook group and meet up with other individuals like you who are interested in pursuing their dreams despite their fears.
So I ask you again, Do you have ‘Something Amazing’ in your bullet journal?
Who’s your cheerleader in life? Give them a shout-out in the comments below.