Ever since I got married, I’ve felt like I’ve been on a winding roller coaster figuring out life, loving life, and discovering things about myself I never knew was there. When I think back on my original idea of marriage, I realize that that’s not what I’m currently living. There’s no big house surrounded by a picket fence. There’s no cute little gentle puppy ( Tux loves to play…and occasionally hump houseguests.) I don’t have a little boy and girl begging me to bake cookies or take them to the park. None of that is happening. LOL
Instead, I’m married to an innovative, creative filmmaker who’s challenged me to tap into parts of me that I thought were dead and gone. We stay awake late at night watching YouTube vids about film, makeup, acting, history, and occasionally random things like how to turn an ant farm into a work of art.We travel, do photo and movie shoots, meet new people, establish new relationships, serve crazy in our church, help put on concerts and conferences, take flights, etc, etc…you get the picture.
And now, we begin yet another journey. Recently Vincent was accepted into the Film Production MFA program at The University of Southern California. So what does that mean? WE’RE MOVING!!! And not for a few months or even a year. We’ll be gone for three years at the least. I remember a few people saying to me, “So what are you gonna do?” Almost as if there was nothing in LA for me to do. I’m pretty sure if I didn’t have anything in mind, I was gonna come up with something, haha. Fortunately, aside from being a bomb MUA, I’m also an amazing English teacher. *winks twice*
As I write this (currently on the plane from a 10-day LA marathon), I’m thinking about this trip and every single door that was opened for my husband and I. We literally landed in LA and prayed to God like “Alright, Lord…let’s do this.” And I must say, He did his thing. We now head back to Houston with smiles for the future and excitement in our hearts like crazy.
A decision like this hasn’t been easy at all. But we knew without a shadow of doubt that this was the next step in our journey of #vpxep.
Fear will always try to hinder you from stepping into the unknown, and sometimes, stepping in the unknown is the wrong decision anyway. Why step… when you can leap?! Think about it. If you’re standing on a dock and tap your foot on the surface of the lake, there’s always the option of stepping back on that foot that’s safe on dry land. BUT! What happens if you leap? Yeah…pretty sure there’s no way of backing out. The only decision from there is sink or swim. And that’s what we’re doing…what I’m doing! Swimming and trusting that no matter what happens, I’m in good hands.
What has fear been hindering you from doing? Perhaps moving across the country? Maybe it’s starting a business? Launching a blog, having a baby, going to school…back to school! Whatever it may be, consider what’s holding your footing. If it’s fear, throw that thing away! Remember, God has’n’t given us the spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). We have been endowed with power and boldness that, with the right mind set, we can walk in every single day. Grab an idea…Gather a plan…Execute…Look ahead, and LEAP!