Making a change in our life isn’t always easy, at least not for me. I tend to like to hold on to ‘the way things were’. I am comfortable with knowing what to expect in life, and not so at home with throwing caution to the wind. The funny thing is that some of my less cautious moments have led to some of the best things in my life. So I should be willing to take more risks, right?
I often envy spontaneous people, and yet sometimes I just think they are out of their mind. One of this weeks Friday Reflections prompts is “What motivates you to make positive changes in your life?” So this got me thinking about making changes, which right now I am making a big one. If you read my last Fridays post about what’s really important then you know that my hubby and I have been making a decision about whether to move houses. Well this week we bit the bullet and put our dream home on the market, yes it’s official we are selling! This weeks prompt got me thinking about what is motivating me to make this change, and what motivates me to make changes in my life in general.
The short and simple answer is my ‘gut’, or my intuition. The day I met my husband I just had a feeling about him, it wasn’t love at first sight or anything mushy, but there was a gut feeling that this guy was a keeper, he was something special. Luckily I trusted my gut and when he proposed marriage less than 7 months later I threw caution to the wind and said YES!
When we decided to start a family we hadn’t even purchased our first home, but something was telling me that all the reasons to wait just didn’t matter and we should go for it. It wasn’t an easy road, but I’m so glad we started when we did and now we are blessed with 3 amazing children.
Despite my natural tendency to over think and over plan there have been rare moments of spontaneity in my life and they have all been made on a gut decision. One crazy, out of control moment where something just felt right. Like right now, there a million reasons on paper why I should not sell and leave my dream home, with rolling hills and the best kitchen ever, yet my gut is telling me that this is the best decision for my family. Now maybe if my hubby’s gut disagreed then I wouldn’t be doing this, but together we feel like this is the right time to make this move.
When we signed with the agent two days ago I shed a tear, I really love this home. But I also feel like this is a positive change and I feel really great about it. I just know that as long as we are together as a family then wherever we live will be a home.
I will leave you with this quote that I wrote months ago, but I feel is appropriate to share now
“If I do not trust myself to risk experiencing anything new, if I am too afraid of change in my life, then I can not open myself up to new experiences, to change, to the amazing opportunities and beautiful sights I am yet to discover in my life.
It is time to take a leap of faith”
What about you, what makes motivates you to make a positive change in your life? Do you trust your gut when making big decisions?
Thanks for joining me, love Mackenzie xx
Congratulations SaltyBug for being last weeks Friday Reflections featured writer. An amazing and very honest account of being a new mum. If anyone hasn’t read this then please do, here is the link. The First Time I Saw Him.
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12 June 2015
What is your guilty pleasure?
Reflect on how exercise has made an impact on your life.
What motivates you to make positive changes in your life?
Reflect on the following quote:“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu”
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19 June 2015
- What would you attempt to do if you were guaranteed not to fail?
- Reflect upon what you were like, or what your life was like, as a teenager.
- Reflect on the following quote: “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin
- Why is travel so important?
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