Leap And The Net Will Appear



When I left my consulting job some years ago, my mother sent me a card that said, “Leap!… And the net will appear.” I thought I was leaping. It felt super scary, like I was abandoning everything I knew would keep me safe.

Honestly, looking back at it now, I can see it wasn’t much of a leap. More like a stumble off the bottom step because it was an inch shorter than I expected.

I had a big chunk of change in the bank, a roof over my head with many of the expenses covered and the world at my doorstep to explore. Yet, even with all those pieces in place and all my needs met, I was freaked the heck out. And being freaked out, I wasn’t able to really connect to what I wanted… it’s taken me a long time.

In fact, it’s taken me the better part of the last 7+ years to finally come to doing what I truly WANT to be doing. The thing that would have been ‘taking a leap’. Writing a book.

It’s exciting to finally feel truly on purpose. To know that what I’m doing, no matter the outcome, is what I am meant to be doing right now, at this time. All throughout the last 7+ years I’ve been busy, working super hard at times, but all the while it never felt 100% right. While I enjoyed a lot of it, and still do, I have never felt like I was doing the thing I was truly meant to be doing.

Now, I finally am.

So, please, take heart. If you are still searching for your passion, for the thing you are meant to be doing, know that you can and will find it.

Also know, that if you are a bit of a coward, like me, it’s probably there, right in front of your nose, but you may be too scared to see it…

The last day of my job some friends took me out for a few drinks to celebrate. When they asked me what I was going to do I said, “I think I’ll write a book.”

Um, yeah.

I never even started – not one single word. That idea was swept under the rug like little broken pieces of a mother’s favorite vase. It was far too scary to admit to, so I hid it away.

If I’d only listened, paid attention to myself. When I said that, there was a thrill that ran through me. Perhaps it could have led me here a bit sooner…

But, it’s likely that everything happens for a reason. Apparently, I needed to discover some things and do some things before I was really ready to start writing about what matters most to me and is close to my heart.

So, let’s take a few deep breaths, relax and trust the Universe. Know that, like me, you are in the right place at the right time. Everything is unfolding beautifully. Enjoy where you are, relish this moment and know that you can’t help but do what you are meant to do, you simply can’t get it wrong.

Trust. We can take a leap and the net will appear… even if it takes a few years to find the cliff. We are doing it just right.

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  1. YOU GROW GIRL! Congrats on finding your way step by step – I totally relate! Your book will be 7 times better for the 7 year ‘wait.’ The longer the marinade, the better the dish! Sending love bombs your way <3

  2. Payson says:

    Julie YOU ROCK!!! What an awesome comment, and one I’ll hold close as I continue to work on this project. LOVE LOVE LOVE that – 7 times better for the 7 year wait! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Love bombs back at ya’ baby! xoxo!