Moving out of town
Organized by: Inetha Brown
I was paralyzed by fear. How would I reinvent myself as myself rather than as the position I had been holding? How could I make my dreams a reality? I felt like my life had just toppled out from underneath me. I didn’t know what to say. I was paralyzed. Devastated. Surely my life was spinning out of control. How would I ever move forward? It took a few moments, but I finally took a breath. And suddenly, I realized what I needed to say: Thank you. Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime. Thank you for the gift of freedom. Thank you for letting me go so I can reach out of my comfort zone and fly. Life is fraught with unpredictability. At the drop of a hat, disaster can strike. Everyone encounters death, heartbreak, devastating illnesses, job instability, and financial crisis. Perhaps it’s a personal situation that arises and then knocks you down. Maybe it’s the stress of your job that keeps you up too late at night. Whatever it may be, we all experience the whirlwind of unpredictability at times. And when it happens, you may feel: Consumed Shattered Lost A Total Mess Devastated Like a Failure And when our lives feel like they are spinning out of control, it’s not always easy to look at what may be secretly appearing on the brighter side. It’s difficult to feel hope or see the bigger picture. And no matter how tough you are, it is very easy to feel vulnerable, confused, or lost. When things go amiss, it is challenging to feel anything but the mass of heaviness on your shoulders with no peephole to help you see the light of day.