Faith. I have plenty of it. I’ve had to have plenty of it my entire life… without it, I most likely wouldn’t be alive.
The Definition of Faith
The dictionary definition of faith is “belief that is not based on proof” What does faith mean to me? Faith means everything. It means strength, not weakness and optimism, not fear. Faith is unseen, unproven and cannot be held. It’s not something to be ashamed of, but my belief in things unproven has proven to have a positive effect on my life.
Faith in Cliches
Twenty-Something cliches are my expertise. I pierced my nose, I spent too much on tattoos, I moved 700 miles from home, I moved back home… and recently, I started freelancing. I LOVE freelancing, and I wish I thought of it three years ago. It’s a challenge, but it’s fun. And that’s only my most recent leap of faith. I haven’t even landed from that leap yet, I’m still mid-air hoping that I’ll land on solid ground eventually, but that ground is within reach, and it feels amazing.
Not everything goes as planned, and sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) you’ll fail, but the mistakes are what make a person leap again. There’s no way of knowing that you’ll fall where you want to land, but faith in what you’re doing is the key to your own happiness and it’s up to you to take that leap and go outside of your comfort zone.
I’ve taken a leap so many times and regret none of them. I know the feeling of being terrified, uncertain, unsure of anything, but it’s the key to living life to its fullest with no regrets. I often think about what would happen if I didn’t do x, y or z, and often the conclusion is… life would be pretty boring. Mistakes and risks are what make life worth living. The successes are sweeter. I’m in no way saying make intentional poor choices, but in reality, how is there any way to know what is a poor choice? I have too much faith in my life choices to think my choices are poor, however, I often find myself making a wrong choice before reaching a good choice.
Life Gets Brighter
My faith gets stronger, my hopes and dreams bigger, more clear with every day. Recently, life is brighter, more open to opportunity. Goals are within reach, things I pray for are coming true. It’s all the faith in the last year finally coming to a head, and it’s awesome. Clients of mine inspire me to keep writing, and use this blog as a portfolio. I plan on being more “scheduled”. I put “scheduled” in quotes because I am bad at schedules, although, I’m getting better at them.