May 2013 archive

Take a Leap

I’ve always been a risk taker.  I don’t necessarily like to always be safe.  I like to take a leap when I know my heart and intentions are in the right place.

When I was 22, two weeks after I graduated from college, I packed up my clothes and moved 1000 miles away from home and landed in Texas with no job, no place to live and no car to drive.  I knew I could make it work and I did.  It was not always easy, but I was determined that Texas was where I belonged.  And I was right.  I met Cedric and 16 years later, I would have never done it differently.

But for 13 of those years, I have played it safe.  I didn’t take as many risks.  I fell into a routine of security.  I was happy, but something was missing.  I knew that my job was NOT where I ultimately supposed to be.  It’s one thing to pay the bills and another to work with purpose and passion.  I didn’t have that sense of drive or fulfillment in my work.