Jumping Anyway.

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.”
― C.JoyBell C

South Sister Climb

The view is worth it! Keep Climbing!

Now that we are here in Bend, there is a sense of accomplishment and comfort, knowing we have landed exactly where we were meant to be.  Of course, I have confirmational bias… I look for and see proof EVERYWHERE.  You do surely get what you expect and what you are looking for.  Ever notice a piece of litter, get annoyed and suddenly you might as well be living in a trashpit? (maybe that is just me lol) That is one reason I insist people STOP looking for the sad and bad stories in general, not to lose touch with the ability to be empathetic and offer support and ideas when needed, but because it seriously will expand into your world so that is ALL YOU SEE Believe and KNOW. 

Ok I digress, but it really is a hot topic with me to change peoples perspectives, from negativity or woe is me or victimhood or excuses, to one of gratitude, hope, seeing good and more good, and watching that flourish in their lives.

So my point was, that we have landed right where we wanted, but not where we ever imagined or planned even just a few years ago.  Now we are moving on to the Now What’s (cute little guys if I do say so myself)  Many things I’ve not been afraid to jump into, didn’t need proof for, things like Arbonne, triathlon, marathons, raising a family, starting our own vet business, fundraising and so on.  Ok well maybe in hindsight I can say that.  YES I had NO IDEA what would happen with any of those, but I/we did it anyway, no experience,  not knowing the outcome, but only through jumping off the ledge could we soar!  I believe we need to constantly find those ledges and jump off.  All summer I’ve been looking for a new ledge:-)  Think I have found it and I have no clue what I am doing.  But I do have proof that I never died from any previous jumps, they only led me to more wonderful, at least interesting things.  So I am taking that with me as I jump into a new world. Thinking podcasting and beyond…. So excited and scared and looking forward to the madness and fun that will come of it!  It will be called “BENDing Perspective”.  I will keep you posted:-) Are you on a ledge right now, just waiting? need a push?  a safety net? Let me know if there is anything I can do to get you off and soaring!

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  1. Kristi edwards
    Sep 16, 2014 @ 19:15:14

    Again , my friend, your words and thoughts are wonderful.
    And yes, I just need to jump with both feet in, and not worry if I don’t meet my goal by December 31. Just Do It mentality, and make sure I stay off my backside for the next 3 months! Mary Kay Sales Director by New Year’s Day…then I would qualify for Nashville trip in January. (And always wanted up go there, where I can wear my boots daily !! Ha!)
    Boots and a little bling… That’s me.
    My goal reached, would provide us with more financial choices…. Including , FINALLY getting a horse again after moving to Alaska 19 years ago!! My goal met will provide enough funds for purchase by April break up and monthly boarding fees.
    I think you need to provide my with a daily motivational /devotional !!’
    Hugs, Kristi

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  2. roadtoironmom
    Sep 16, 2014 @ 20:15:46

    Thank you Kristi! I totally have faith! You have momentum and it is in your sights! I’ll add you to my list of people to encourage! Keep us posted on your journey:-) nothing to come you cannot handle!!xoxo

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  3. roadtoironmom
    Sep 16, 2014 @ 21:17:33

    oh and Kristi – GREAT job and painting the picture of WHY you are going for it! I feel it and want it for you!

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