Start Living- Stop Waiting

So this idea has kept coming up in my head over and over here lately. I kept finding myself saying I will do ABC when XYZ happens. Well I am here to tell that my XYZ has yet to happen. It made me stop and think, what would have happened if I kept waiting. Are there blessings I would have missed out on? Would I live my whole life and regret it? Would that moment I am waiting for ever happen? So many questions. So one day I was contemplating this very thing while scrolling through Instagram and I came across this quote.

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now, and you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any. “-Hugh Laurie

It was just what I needed to hear that day. Now is the time to change your life to start something new. I’m not saying that planning isn’t good. We NEED to plan, we need to prepare, we need to be smart. I do however believe there is a thing called ‘over-planning’. That’s my way of nicely saying, “Quit being scared of taking the jump towards what you are planning for and just do it.”

I am right there in the trenches with you. I have been waiting for my ‘what if’ for over a year now. I have had some unexplained health issues for over a year now. After countless doctors appointments, lab works, procedures, and scans we have a lot of ideas of what it is not but not a clue of what it is. I found myself saying I will get serious about working out when I find the answer. I will open up and share my life and story when we have an answer. I will start planning for a family when I am healthy. Through all the appointments where I left not knowing an answer I felt as if that answer, that strength, and that health may never come. It may not and I am learning to live with the uncertainty and being ok with it. So I finally decided that we do know that it is nothing serious at this point so, I will start that work out plan, I will share personal details of my life, and we will start working towards a family.

We are jumping in faith and no longer waiting for that what if to come. We have planned and have been smart. We have sought answers from several doctors, none have been able to give an answer. I am careful with my workouts. I know my limits that my body has placed on me. We sought the advice of a few of my doctors before starting the journey towards a family. We aren’t making this jump without preparation, without thinking, but we aren’t going to sit on the sidelines anymore. We are jumping in the game not waiting for that clean bill of health. We are jumping all in.

So what are you waiting on? What’s keeping you from taking that new job? What’s keeping you from starting towards a healthier lifestyle? What keeping you from starting that business? What is keeping you from going to that church service? What is keeping you from mending that relationship?

What are you waiting on that honestly may never come? Are you going to sit your whole life sitting on the sidelines waiting?

I hope you will find the courage and strength to say no more waiting. I am starting today.

~M

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