“We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.” -C. JoyBell C.
Awhile ago, I posted a picture on Instagram to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone because you never know what opportunities can come your way once you do. Since then, I received so many messages asking if I’ve moved and why, but I decided not to share the opportunity until I was ready to share my story. So today, I share parts of my story and hope to encourage you to follow your heart, step out of your comfort zone, have faith, and believe everything will work out for the better.
For quite some time now, I had this gut feeling that there was so much more for me outside of San Diego. You’re probably wondering what in the world made me make such a drastic change. Or how I could leave a beautiful city with amazing weather, beautiful beaches, my family and friends, and a city that is slowly rising in opportunities as a blogger. Truth is, San Diego eventually felt more like a distraction. As much as I loved the city, leaving San Diego was something I always knew I had to do but was waiting for the right moment to do so. It was something God planted in my heart for a long time. It was just within the last couple months that I made the bold decision to trust God and move to the East Coast. Did I have a plan? No. Did I know what I was getting myself into? Definitely not. Did I move for anyone or because of anyone? No, I moved for me. I was so hesitant with the move and at one point almost didn’t go because I was leaving behind the people I love. However, I couldn't let my emotions get in the way of what my heart was telling me to do. Therefore, I bought a one-way ticket and just did it.
There is so much out in the world and endless amount of opportunities that we aren’t really aware of because we’re stuck in the same place, same situation, and same level of comfort. Stepping out of our comfort zone is intimidating. It’s scary and sometimes you can’t help but lay out the pros and cons, however, you can keep telling yourself why you shouldn’t, ask yourself a list of questions that eventually lead to doubt, fear, anxiety, etc., but the question I ask you is “What if you did?” (i.e whether you’ve been thinking about pursuing a different career, start a new project, looking to know God for the first time, make your passion into a career, take classes, move to a different city/state, travel to a different country, start a business, etc.) Ask yourself,“What if you did?”
Now, Imagine what COULD happen.
Since I've moved, I honestly felt the most at peace. It's been quite an adjustment and I'm still figuring things out but I'm definitely not afraid nor do I feel alone. God opened the door for this opportunity and it was something I’ve been praying for for quite some time. God is so good! If you've read up to this point, first off thank you. Thank you for your support! And secondly, I hope this brings you some encouragement and a reminder to follow your heart and your dreams.
Take the opportunity to start over. Step out of your comfort zone to step into the endless amount of opportunities that will lead you into your purpose. If you’ve been seeking change or if moving has ever crossed your mind, no matter what it is that you may be thinking of doing for change,
initiate that first step,
and just do it.
P.S Please check out my sister's mission to Uganda and help support her during this new adventure that God has called her to do https://www.youcaring.com/cindysaldivar-1178691