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It is always now.

I’m going to back-track to 2012, when I left my first job out of college and went back and forth about moving to New York City. It’s always been a dream of mine, and I still hope I end up there one day. I had roommates lined up and was ready to sign a lease for a beautiful apartment in lower Manhattan, but it didn’t feel right. I was worried about timing and ultimately decided it wasn’t the right time for me, so I put that dream on hold and stayed in Connecticut for another couple of years until I ended up in San Diego.

Naturally, it worked out, because it always does.

Fast-forward to this past October. I was applying for jobs that were 3000 miles away in San Diego. A whole bunch of jobs. And as much as I wanted to make the move and take this big of a step, I wondered if the timing was right and if I was making a terrible mistake. I talked to a ton of friends, including Brenna, who had made a significant move across country within the year prior, and you know what? She’s doing just fine. Life is good. I also talked to my brother, who moved to Los Angeles (without a job, friends, or an apartment) the summer before. And guess what? Everything worked out.

In the end, the response I always got and what I realized was this:

There will always be reasons to not do things. There is never a right time to do something. Now is the time and it’s the right time. And things will work out because they always do.

I can tell you from experience that this is the truth. It is said so often, it’s so cliche, but really…there might not be a tomorrow, so why wait to do things, why find reasons not to do things, why wait for the right time? Now is the time.

I leave you with a video that another friend sent me when I expressed my fears and doubts. It really affected me and changed the way I thought about things. And hopefully, it’ll help someone else too.

It is always now. However much you feel you may need to plan for the future, to anticipate it, to mitigate the risks, the reality of your life is now. This may sound trite  but it’s the truth….as a matter of conscious experience the reality of your life is always now.

In case you can’t see the video below, you can listen to it on YouTube here.

4 thoughts on “It is always now.

  1. Ahhh! I’ve been there. I was just out of college at my first job for about a year. I got the opportunity to move to Connecticut from Florida and I was scared out of my mind. My mom told me then, “You can always come home.” I knew I had their support so I just did it. I moved and never looked back. It wasn’t easy, but it was a decision I never regretted!

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    1. Hey Erin, thanks for the comment! It’s crazy how these decisions seem like they are so huge and they could be the end of the world…and while they are definitely big decisions to be making, they always work themselves out. I am willing to bet if it didn’t work out in Connecticut, you could’ve gone home and still been happy, or you could’ve found a different job and it would’ve all worked out!

      Also, where in CT did you end up? I grew up in the Hartford area.

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  2. I. Love. This.
    I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what I’m going to do next year when I graduate and what would be the right move etc. If I have everything in place to pick up and follow my dreams of if I need to wait until everything is just right.
    But like you said, there’s no right time.
    Stopping by from I’m Fit Possible #TBT

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    1. Hi Giselle! Thanks for stopping by and I’m really glad you found this post helpful. It’s easy to get caught up in the what-ifs and trying to make sure the timing is just perfect but really, the time is now! Everything will work out, so follow your dreams!

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