The woman I’ve come to trust with my tresses has decided the allure of Portland, Ore., is enough to compel her to leave her life in Middle Tennessee, move across the country and start over. She has no friends in Portland — doesn’t even have a job ... yet. But her visits to the city have convinced her that it’s the place she was born to be. She loves the vibe, the bike lanes, everything about the place. So ... she gets a new life; I get a new hairdresser. (sigh)
Some people might see her decision as foolhardy or reckless. I say she’s brave. Brave enough to follow what she wants, what she believes will make her happy. How many of us are bold enough to do that? How often do we miss opportunities because we cower in fear, unable to muster the courage it takes to step out into the unknown?
What are you afraid of? Going back to school? A new job? A new city? Auditioning for a local theater production? Whatever it is that paralyzes you with fear, ask yourself: Is the potential benefit worth taking that leap into the unknown? Only you can answer that question. Just make sure you’re honest with your answer … because your answer could make a world of difference.
The road of life awaits...