I had two conversations with friends of mine tonight. Both struggling, is all this sacrifice worth it? What if I never get there?
What is there?
We hold on to our pasts, because we are terrified of the present. We panic in the present, as we think it will help in controlling our future. At the end of the day it’s still your past….and crap…no matter how hard you try…you have no control over the future.
It’s terrifying I know….
All we can do is relax in the now. Be grateful. Strive to be the best people we can be. Take risks. Make change. All in all have faith in ourselves.
Easier said then done I know…
Today marks the day one year ago I got on a plane and left everyone I loved in New York to start a life in a LA…. Alone….. With nothing waiting for me there. Honestly I look back and I think what hell was I thinking???
But here I sit with my self in my own West Hollywood apartment, fully furnished, (finally bought a dining room table) pretty excited about that, and couldn’t feel stronger.
Have I figured it out? Absolutely not. But what I do know about myself is I’m not afraid of taking huge risks in my life, and diving into the unknown.
That I know how live alone. Be alone.
That my life is not at all where I thought it would be at this point. Buts that’s ok. It doesn’t have to be.
Trust me you’ll get there…wherever “there” is. We’re all on our way.
And 5 years from now if someone asks you was it worth it? My guess is you’ll say was what worth it?
Because life takes us exactly where we are supposed to be….have faith.
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Thank you Ray for that. Life is Scary sometime but it is also Beautiful and hopefully the ride is worth it, wherever you end up. Keep your head up everybody and I know we will all look back someday and be proud of the accomplishments we’ve made, the friendships we’ve fostered and the lives we’ve impacted!!!
Amen to that Kris Gibs!
I admire your bravery and will leave you with two of my favorites:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.”
Two beautiful quotes. Thank you so much!
saw this on a friend’s facebook. i love this. is it easy to watch all my friends from home having fun with each other all the time? no! do i love still waiting tables? no! am i in love with new york and couldn’t imagine doing anything else? yes!
Thank you for your comment. Its good to check in with yourself and say, you know what I’m doing alright, I’m following my dreams, and I’m exactly where I’m suppose to be.
Thank you…is all I have to say. So amazing and inspirational!! I needed this more than you know right now!!
You really affected me with this today, and you will know more about that when I see you next week. It’s so cool to be inspired by your child, but then you have ALWAYS been able to do that. Remember to control what you can, which is only the moment you are in, and prepare for the worst. That way, you will mostly be pleasantly surprised. If the future turns out to be worse than you thought, the moment soon passes, becomes the past and time to forget about it!