Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How to know you're ready...

Dear Mrs. WaitingForTheRightTime,

First of all, you have a ridiculous name.

Secondly, why are you waiting to feel 'ready'?

What really does "ready" feel like? I'm not sure I've ever felt it. 

Was I ready to start college? Hmm... I was nervous, excited, and a bit overzealous, but I don't know that I was ready. There could have been more preparation. Hindsight and all that.

Was I ready to get married? Gee... I knew I was in love. The wedding was all planned and the honeymoon arranged. But, I wasn't fully aware of what it is like to cohabitate with a boy.

Was I ready to have a baby? Nope.

If you're waiting until you feel absolutely ready for something, move on. Pack that dream away in the attic and let it collect the inevitable dust. File it away with your childhood goals of being an astronaut, pilot, or entrepreneur.

'Ready' is a location on the map you'll never reach. It's in the Bermuda Triangle along my hope of being a popstar.

In this mid-week post, I will keep it short.

I challenge you to find something that you want, but are waiting to be ready to begin. That thing you've said will only happen if all the signs point to 'yes'. Consider this your sign. Take a leap. Be fearless for a change. Saying you want to wait to be 'ready' is a cop-out and you know it.

With encouragement,

Snarky Marcie



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