It's time to make space for something new. That is easier said than done. How and when to make space seems like a mystery. There is a belief that you make your destiny. One should pursue goals and proactively seek the next opportunity. What happens when, despite your openness and networking, nothing new comes? Waiting can be like a prison sentence. Watching others around you achieve success while you remain idle or stuck carves away at your soul. I read an article that said sometimes you need to quit what you’re doing to make space for something new.
Making space for something new means being open to new possibilities. You never know when something new might come. While walking away might be the solution, it can be trauma-inducing. For many, walking away is entangled in fear-based tropes like “waking away is giving up”, “giving up is failure”, “quitting is not an option”, and “I’ve worked too hard to walk away”. These seemingly benign statements are not. It is self-sabotage meant to keep you in your current station. Taking a risk on a major life change without a plan or safety net is not recommended. However, if it affects your physical or mental health, consider changing before it's too late. Also, if those around you express concern, listen to them honestly and consider their concern a warning.
The COVID pandemic changed the world. The events leading up to and during the pandemic affected me. As the pandemic ended, the world returned to the past, but there was a rift. We’re divided politically, about returning to the workplace, and our needs and ideas for supporting each other. We’re all caught in this rift. There are a few solutions, but doing what we used to do is not good enough.
Like many, I have been changed. My perspective shifted both personally and professionally. How I view the world has altered, my priorities redirected, and I’m more intentional about my career. My soul was screaming for change and demanded something new. Therefore, I made a life change with a plan and without having a safety net.
I had been trying to control my destiny for some time, but my attempts to design a path with a safety net never materialized. A friend even took me to a psychic for answers. Nothing materialized in all my grasping for answers, no matter who I talked to or the opportunities I explored. When I took the risk and quit to make space for something new, the universe revealed its plan. Space opened and a path appeared. My phone started ringing with opportunity. It was scary.
I’ve written other blog posts about ego versus intuition before. When you minimize your ego and are self-aware enough, your intuition has the space to be your cardinal north. If your intuition begs for change, follow your gut, and take the risk. There is a life lesson for you around the corner. The change was placed in your path and meant for you to walk into it. Be brave and move on. The risk is not knowing, but that is part of the lesson. You are worth the risk. It is an investment in yourself. Respect the reverence of your past as you walk into your future. Become the authentic you. Find time to make space for something new.
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