On this February 29, Leap Day, it is only appropriate that I write my post somewhat related to leap year so that is why I titled it Leap of Faith and ask you what leaps of faith have you taken in your life. Was it a new job you got which meant moving to a new location away from what you consider your comfort zone? Was it traveling to a new country with some friends or by yourself just to say you went there? Was it branching out and starting your own business?
Some leaps of faith I have taken in my own life are leaving my family when they lived in Japan to go to college in California, to be that far away from my immediate family wasn't always fun. I had to grow up a little bit faster, take care of all my own business here, I couldn't call up my mom and have her make a doctor's appointment for me if I needed to go or whatever was needed.
A second leap of faith was deciding what job to take after I graduated from school. It meant staying here in California instead of going home to where my parents lived at the time in Tucson, AZ. A second leap of faith I took was going back to school for my Masters, which meant evening classes, two times a week, lots of homework on the weekends and overcoming that nagging thought of what if I can't handle it all. But I did an now I have my Masters in Public Administration and that confidence to know that I can handle it all?
*Update: I have a new leap of faith coming my way, I never mention my work on the blog but I will here now. I work for a Member of Congress and this morning he announced his retirement after serving 32 years, which means I have to be looking for a new job by the end of the year. This is entirely too scary for me...
So it is your turn, what leaps of faith have you taken in your life, did they turn out how you thought they would be and if not what did you learn from those leaps?
If you are on the edge of about to take that leap of faith, what is holding you back?
For your viewing pleasure images of leaps!
I am also linking up this post for Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday.
And just because it is Leap DAy, I have to post a photo of two people playing Leap Frog, I just have to!
I hope I am not going too deep for you all this week, I know this is not my usual type of posting but it is good to change it up every once in awhile, I assure you I am not going through anything serious in my life that I am contemplating a lot. I just use things around me like my pastor's sermon series and decided to expand upon them ie my post on Monday.
Happy Leap Day everyone!