Are you ready
11 February 2012 | Brisbane
ARE YOU READY?
....and I now wonder how many times in our lives we question ourselves. It is probably something we all do several times a day without even knowing. However, when it comes time to put yourself out there and do something that you haven't done often, then that question feels heavily loaded. The biggest fear of course is the great unknown. Funny isn't it that we can worry about something that hasn't happened yet? So for now, I am going to place my faith in what I do know and run with it. We are preparing for the big crossing ~aka 'The Puddle Jump' by ticking lists, attending courses and buying every safety feature that one can have. My wardrobe will now swap for anything reflective...yellow... and has a whistle or automatic inflation device attached. Someone once said "the vessel will stand up to anything it is the crew that could falter" (he probably said 'would falter' but for the sakes and purposes of inner strength I shall use my terminology).
Therefore the biggest safety factor in this equation is oneself and one's mind. So I guess (although it has never been discussed) we are heading off with a healthy amount of trust in each other. It is more than likely going to be the good, the bad and the ugly, but what a mind shift! Ha! Stating the obvious, but I am keen to see where this journey it takes us. Imagine the big blue wonder and being free enough to let ones thoughts take you away. That sounds appealing to me.
I liken this adventure to the feelings we all have before becoming parents. Everyone is excited leading into that unknown journey- aren't they? You plan, prepare and head off with assumption that you are ready for what it will throw at you. You aim to stay ahead of the game and you go off day by day, growing and learning in the new existence of surviving and caring for something new.
So I will apply the same game plan to this venture and it should turn out a magical time just like parenthood.