Leaps and Bounds

Alright y’all get ready, because I am about to get a little serious, a little personal, and a LOT vague…

Something I have recently discovered about myself is I am a creature of habit. I like structure, planning, knowing what’s coming down the pipeline and making sure I am ready for it. My worry and stress never stems from how to handle a situation, it all comes from the moments in between, the holding for the next step, the “yes/no/maybe so” while I wait for an answer. From big to small, I find comfort in knowing what’s coming next and where I will end up.

Unfortunately, a quality that can come with this uber-planning lifestyle is I can get stuck in ruts. Since I am unwilling to jump without knowing exactly where I am going to land, I sometimes end up sitting on the edge of the cliff, waiting for a guarantee. Luckily, I am fortunate enough to have friends and loved ones who make me feel safe, who let me know that no matter where the leap may take me, they will be holding my hand all the way down. So sometimes, I remind myself to take a deep breath, close my eyes, and let the unknown take over. In all fairness, I will stress and complain the whole way down, but at least I am on my way.

So while I may never be a manic-pixie-dream-girl, floating off on one adventure after the next without a moment’s thought or hesitation, it’s good to remember that what I don’t know won’t kill me, and maybe sometimes, it’s worth it to just…leap.

Dress: Old Navy

Bracelet: Banana Republic

Jacket: Old Navy

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