A breeze enters the room with the smell of incense as it passes through the sounds of bamboo chimes. Rooted on my yoga mat I release my need to control. Jakarta was a whirlwind of meetings looking to gain support for the nonprofit work and fashion business element. I had no clue where each meeting would lead but I entertained eagerly much like a show puppet waiting for its last bow. The life of a global entrepreneur is glamorous in many ways but also it is as they say the grass is ‘greener’.
I love it passionately the freedom to take a plane to a new city or discover an old favorite. The fine balance I look to strike is pursuing my dreams that integrates a more balanced angle to include family, friends and eventually love. It is all so uncomfortable this new realm of growth. I finished a book about dreaming big and the fundamental requirement is to face your fears by feeling uncomfortable. If you are not challenging yourself how can you grow? When learning anything new the first thing I want to do it is run and hide.
Life doesn’t work that way. We can hide from our destiny through stability, but pangs of regret will catch-up. I am leaning into the discomfort so I can see what is beyond the doors I knock. For most of them there are lessons and let downs, but there will be that one that leads to opportunity. I must trust that I am going the ‘right’ way and keep proceeding with passion and love. Ultimately I want to extend the borders of my life, my potential, this dream. So much is possible but it is in feeling it all rather than hiding from progress. Become the hero of your own journey, you’ve got what it takes. Dig deeper and the answers will appear.