Jumping Into the Unknown - 4 Years Later

August 19, 2019

Your best life lies just outside your comfort zone.✨

Please enjoy this grainy photo from my old phone 4 years ago - 4 years ago today I packed as much as I could fit in my little car, mom included, and moved to Utah. When we took this selfie, I had no idea what was waiting for me here.

I jumped into the unknown - I had no job, no friends nearby in SLC, and no plan. I moved to be with Zach while he finished school, but we weren’t engaged and had no guarantee of getting married. I had no furniture and slept on the floor for 6 months.

I moved without a job or a ring - going against ALL advice I’d ever given anyone! It was a complete fresh start without a safety net in a new state. What was I thinking???

But I had to do it - I had spent years in fear, feeding my anxiety, and in hiding. It was easier to stay in my comfort zone. So I jumped into the darkness, hoping I would land somewhere safe. I was TERRIFIED. The day I left, I sat on my old bed and just cried, so scared to stand up & get in the car.

But within days of moving, God presented me with opportunities and life took off. 4 years later, I’m in awe of the life He created for us.

I've met so many incredible people, conquered some huge fears, discovered a career I love, married Zach, and found a future brighter than I thought possible for me. Now in just 2 months we will have our first baby! Had I not jumped into the dark, much of this would not have happened.

It would’ve been easier to stay in my comfort zone, but I would’ve wondered “what if” everyday. There have definitely been hard days and major challenges along the way, but overall our life made a major pivot and is now on a different trajectory thanks to taking that first step into the unknown.

Progressively stepping farther outside my comfort zone has shown me what I’m capable of, that I can do hard things, and that God has my back. As Zach & I look into the future, I am far more fearless in taking the next steps into the unknown.❤️

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