I feel the most alive then when I do something that is totally out of my comfort-zone. Moments leading up to the day/event I face the uncertainty...the possibility of failure...and then it happens. It happens. Sloppy. Beautiful. Failing. It happens. And despite the outcome I am grateful that I didn't let fear rule me. That I learned from the experience and will come back stronger. Many times in life I lived on the sidelines. Rather than engaging I was passive. Rather than take a risk I stayed comfortable. However, the more I stayed comfortable- the more opportunities I missed such as friendships and relationships. The root of all this is rejection. Who hates being rejected or looking like an idiot? But this is where you leave pride at the door. It requires being totally sure of yourself and who God has made you to be. Then you are willing to knock on every day. This so called "living on the edge" led to the formulation of the best relationships I've encountered.
Last Thursday, I did my first resume seminar. Although I can brutally assault myself on all the mishaps that happened, I am grateful that I learned something new. I am pretty sure I am more well versed in the structure and format of resumes than the average "joe" as a result of this seminar. It all started by saying "yes" to doing a seminar on resume. Prior to Thursday, I never did a resume seminar, let alone for a professional organization - but I had faith that I would figure it out. I used to avoid crowds - now I actively partake in them. I can be dying a million times inside - you'll never know. I just want to know that I lived my life stepping out and being open to whatever opportunity comes my way.