As I am currently on holidays, I have a bit of time to reflect about the last past few months. I could summarize it by a constant inner battle between fear & faith. The fear generated by the idea to lose the comfort & stability won these last few years. And the faith in my choice of taking the risk of this adventure to feed my adventurer soul; so I could grow in a direction which suits me at best. In this constant battle, I discovered 2 very powerful ways to defend myself. It came to me as I started to open to my family & friends about my will to make a change in my life.
The first one was encouragements, I really want to emphasis it because we often neglect the effects we have on others when talking. When I opened for the first time to my family about my idea I was convinced they would question the fact that I wouldn’t work for a year. I was sure I would have to deploy treasures of energy, simply to do what I felt was best for me. And to my great surprise, they offered an unconditional support and encouraged me to follow my heart. It has been incredibly powerful to hear things such as « I will be there for you », « follow what you believe is best for you », »you have a lot to gain from this experience, it is a good idea ». It is something I will remember for a long time and next time someone confide in me about a dream-project I will make sure I encourage this person because who knows the positive impact it can have!
The second one was inspiration, I discovered its power as I started to tell my friends about my choice.I suddenly received great links to blogs, videos & websites as sign of support & encouragement. And it has been incredibly powerful as it fed my reflexion, grow my faith in my project, made me realised I wasn’t the only person on hearth going through such a journey and finally it open my mind about how to be creative with my own life.
Here are some great stuff I received (there is more in French, so if you are interested have a look at the french article!).
>Inspirational video about change: https://youtu.be/yXTrWPvP0iQ
>Blog of a young woman on the road: http://aphotographerontheroad.tumblr.com/
>TED TALK : How to Find & Do Work You Love
>An inspirational story about what is holding us back: The Elephant chain story