Over the last several years I have come to learn more than I would have ever imagined about people that I never would have thought would be friends of mine. I've also come to learn that friendships don't last forever and over time you realize who your real, true friends are. I've also come to learn who I can and cannot rely on, who I can and cannot trust, who I enjoy and who I don't enjoy.
The last several years have also taught me more about myself than I would ever thought even existed. Honestly, I didn't think I was that "deep". I've learned that I really dislike tomato soup yet I still love to eat raw tomatoes. I've learned that even though the color of my hair changes, who and what I am does not. I've learned that to succeed you must fail. Quite frankly, I've learned a lot about a plethora of many distinct and different aspects of my life, myself and my friends.
Most recently, I have learned a lot about myself through an illness that was not fun to bare and an important decision that when put into effect will change my life forever.
Whenever you are in the midst of deciding something important, you want to be sure that you have all the facts before you come to any final decisions. You may even want to seek out advice from your friends, family, and coworkers. I'm one of the people that like to be reassured whenever I make a very important decision. I know that when all is said and done the decision will effect you and you the most. But, it sure is nice to see what others would do if they were placed in the same situation.
So, over the last few weeks I was contemplating making a change in my life. Not a simple change of sleeping habits or morning routine; a change that would effect everything I do on a day-to-day basis. I thought about it silently for several days before consulting anyone else for their thoughts. I wanted to make sure that if I were to make the change that I could deal with it, enjoy it, and moreover benefit from that important change. I consulted friends and family and I didn't really hear any strong support for staying in my status quo position, but I really didn't get too many supporters for the other decision either. Mostly because if I made the decision to change, then I would be leaving behind my closest friends and my hometown of 12 years. Friends recited me the cliché "well whatever you want" line, and I was virtually left to make this decision on my own.
Then, after several more days of inner-self debate I read a quote right here on this very website that inspired me to come to my decision. I interpreted the quote as saying, "If you don't ever change, you don't ever grow." It may seem obvious to you as to what choice I took, and for those of you who guessed that I made the choice to move, you are right! I now have many new opportunities waiting for me in the future, along with possible new relationships and the excitement of a fresh start. I couldn't be happier.
I'll leave you with this final thought:
The only boat that doesn't rock is the boat that isn't headed anywhere. In order to continue to grow as an individual, you need to change your surroundings once in awhile. I'm looking forward to starting this new chapter in my life and hopefully you'll all follow me along for the ride!
And So It Is Written And So It Shall Come To Be Known As….
Wipper's Motivations Edition 1