Getting Ready to Jump (Leap of Faith?!)

Everybody knows about bucket list items, and probably has at least a few items on their list.  I’ve started a different list – it’s my “If I could do anything in the world (without regard to cost), I would…”.

Well, one of the things on those list – I’m seriously looking into making it happen.  It’s exciting, scary, and feels like exactly what I should be doing.  If you would have told me a couple months ago I would be entertaining this idea – I would have laughed.  Not now.  Right now, it feels like something I know I need to do.  I’m not intimidated by the time commitment, or the work I know will be involved.  I am concerned about the effect it will have on others for the time it will take me achieve this goal – but it is not enough to deter me.

At my age, in this stage of my life, I find myself investigating educational opportunities – I will be checking out schools, weighing options, considering locations – and it is exciting!  I should correct this – it’s not “I”, but we.  Bill is encouraging me, we are looking at this stuff together.  Someone asked if I was looking for a new career – and I can honestly say I wasn’t.  I enjoy what I do – and I will always be a nurse.  Nursing isn’t a job – it’s a lifestyle, and I don’t think you can ever make it go away.  At the same time, I’m pretty sure (99.9%) that I’ve found a different passion/career opportunity.

Over the next month, I will be delving deeper, exploring and talking with schools, praying and listening with patience.  I firmly believe that God planted the seed – actually a very long time ago – and He stirred life into that seed recently.  You know what?  I’m not even going to pack a parachute for this.  If it turns out that this is where I’m headed – I will take a couple steps back – then run with my heart and jump.  So, my grace lessons are to indeed be patient, and to listen for God’s voice – not mine.  If you’re reading this, and are so inclined – I would be ever so grateful for your prayers and good thoughts.  More details as they become more firmly grounded.  Anyone else in this wonderful place of exploring?

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