Leap of Faith
“To live, to TRULY live, we must be willing to RISK. To be nothing in order to find everything. To leap before we look.”
― Mandy Hale, author
I saw a social media post today that spoke volumes. On the left was, “where I am.” On the right was, “where I want to be.” In between was a huge cavern. The only way to get across was to jump. Take a leap of faith.
Our lives are full of moments – seasons even – where in order for us to get to where we want to be, we must take that leap of faith. From the time we are toddlers learning to walk to teenagers going to a college thousands of miles from home to mid-lifers quitting our job to travel the world.
Where would we be if we didn’t take that leap of faith? We’d be in that dead end job we despise. We’d be in that vanilla, unfulfilling relationship. Often times our leap requires us to physically move. I took a leap of faith and moved to Nashville from Arizona. I didn’t have a job and I only knew one person. My life completely transformed. I rented apartments and eventually bought and sold several houses. My latest leap involved a new relationship in a new state and a new home.
Taking the leap of home ownership can be scary but just like so many other things in our lives, once we do it, we wonder why we waited so long. Owning your own space is truly rewarding. It is a respite. You put your own personal touches in it and smile every time you walk through the door. You also have an investment you can hopefully benefit from if your next leap of faith takes you to a new place in the world.
So take that leap whether it be big or small. There is an entire world out there. Don’t get stuck in regret or complacency. Make a way of your own and don’t be worried what others will think. You have one life – YOU – it’s yours. Live it the best you can. Enjoy it. And in the words of David Lee Roth, “go ahead and jump!”
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur babies, Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.