Monday, October 26, 2009

just do it

I've been thinking a lot lately about some of the desires I have for us - our family - our future.

(driving 191 through Moab from Durango to SLC - photo by Marcus=])

We talked about them a little bit yesterday in the car (on our way home from Durango. Time with family there was A-MAZING and i will share more on that later). Is it realistic to juxtapose a life of adventure with responsibility?

And we were talking about some friends that we have that want to move out west. It's what they've been talking about for years - it seems like it is so important to them. And I wonder why they don't just DO it! Relocating is never convenient, and it is never easy (believe me, i know!). Leaving family in pursuit of your dreams will always hurt them. You will most definitely miss them like crazy. It is scary. It is expensive. There is no way around it. But if it is something that you desire in the pit of your stomach, then at least try it - just do it. I'm not saying to be frivilous or foolish. I'm saying that it will always take sacrifices. Figure out what they are and if they are worth it. And if they are, make a plan and do it.

As I was thinking of them, i was thinking about the desires that I have in my life.  I feel like i'm always waiting for my life to get easy enough to finally pursue this thing that is so important to me. And I realize that my waiting and excusing is just like theirs. Life changes are never convenient. If it is what you really want - then make it happen. Just do it.


H Leigh Photography said...

Does this mean you are going to have a baby?!?! :)

Hannah said...

ha! you are great, heidi. not pregnant, no. THAT would be a dream come true!

Kristen said...

so true. I've been thinking about some of the things that I want to do lately that am finally ready to not be afraid and do. :) I think sometimes it is hard for us to have the faith to act when we don't always know what the outcomes will be.

Lindsey said...

Time to get prego Hannah...we all know what you are talking about in this post!