So tonight was the closing of a huge chapter of my life. Something that eventuated into so much more than I could ever have imagined. The end of a job that never felt like a job. A job where I got to do what I love, surrounded by people that mean the world to me, payed well and was less hours a week than some people work in a day. A job where I got to coach young talented individuals and watch as they blossomed into confident, self loving awes of inspiration, who now believe that anything is possible.
So why do I want to leave? I was asking myself that question in the lead up to the decision. The answer... I was too comfortable.
Let me explain. When we are comfortable, we are not growing, we are doing what we already know, nothing is changing and life is on repeat. This will serve us for a certain period of time, but eventually the animal instinct in us will kick in and a little voice will whisper, "It's time to grow, it's time to evolve, it's time to change."
We are naturally programed as human beings to evolve, to grow and to discover. When we get in the way of this process, we suffer. I realised that all the advice I was giving to my students in order for them to grow, was advice that I would not be taking if I stayed.
As we go along in life, I've realised that we outgrow things. As we learn more about ourselves and experience new things, we find that we need to leave certain things behind in order to make room for new growth.
So I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and stepping onto a plane. Next week I leave on a one-way ticket to the other side of the world. I'm not sure exactly what's ahead of me right now, but I'm making room for growth, stepping into the unknown, trusting my instincts and conquering fears.
The unknown can be a scary thing, but it brings with it new opportunities, new people, new adventures and new experiences. Life is meant to be lived full, not on repeat.
So here's to change! One scary piece of work, but something that is inevitable in life.