Several months ago, I agreed to be a guest on the Intentionally Wandering podcast run by Jeff Sandquist, a friend of mine. He slotted me in for early September, and about a week ago, we recorded the podcast.
Can’t say it was the best timing with my decision to put Uncoveries on simmer.
I considered canceling. That would’ve been the easiest thing to do. Yet something within me said to hold on and embrace the discomfort and vulnerability.
I didn’t intend for my episode on Intentionally Wandering (and my first guest podcast appearance) to be right after my announcement—but that’s how it turned out. In many ways, it actually ended up being a good conversation. I suppose you all will be the judge of that.
Listening back, it’s a snapshot of everything that I’ve been thinking and feeling recently. It’s a peek into the discomfiting and challenging parts of the journey we all go through in order to continue growing into the best versions of ourselves.
I share how my childhood led to my focus on practicality in the many decisions made in my early adult years. I explain why taking the drastic leap that I did was essential for my personal growth, and that it may not be for everyone.
Everyone’s path is different. But I’d encourage anyone who’s teetering on the ledge of a leap to consider this:
In the absence of knowing, don’t stay the same.
The key differentiator between those who want to leap and those who actually leap is the willingness to put yourself out there and let go of the outcome. It’s how we remain curious and continue to grow. I know firsthand that while leaping will likely be one of the hardest things you do, it will also be one of the most worthwhile. What’s also key is to remember to have patience in times of uncertainty and fear.
Transition truly takes time—more time than you think and it’s almost impossible to know for how long.
As with any advice, each one of us needs to learn in our own time and in our own way. But there’s also so much we can learn from each other, and so I’ve included the podcast below for those of you who are interested in taking a listen: