Thursday, December 16, 2010

Taking the path less traveled

"Our greatest fear as individuals should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter."
-Crazy Love

This excerpt made me realize I'm scared.

I'm scared of The Burb's, of the white picket fence, the mortgage payment on a cookie cutter house, and fake friends.

I'm scared of complacency, and apathy.

I'm scared of letting my work consume me and failing in my relationships.

I'm scared of waking up 10 years from now and asking myself 'Is there more to life than this?'

I'm scared of one day not feeling there is something great out their I was made for.  I'm scared of settling for second best.

I have this constant drive in me for something more, the still small voice saying you were made for something different.  That is why I started this simplifying journey.  I am tired of trying to quiet that voice.  I realized I have to live differently in order to be able to be free from the bondage of our society.  Free to chase my passions and feel the wind in my hair.  Free to live differently.
Free from fear.

I don't quite know how this journey is going to work out. I can barely see one step in front of me, much less the end of the tunnel.  But I feel excited and rejuvenated its begun.

Taking the narrow path,

1 comment:

Mel C said...

this post speaks to me. the fear of the white picket fence and of not feeling like there is something more out there is very real for me. I think it's one of the reasons that I cringe with people buy house because I think, but isn't there something more then just settling down and raising your family? I don't want to wake up one day and realize that "this" has become what my life is... I don't want to live average. I want to live like God has intended for me to; wild and abundantly.

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