Walking the Walk

When I started this blog a few months ago, I added three pieces of content that I believed to be guidelines for how I wanted to live my life post-grad.

    1. My tag line and name of this blog: thrive and be bold.
    2. My personal mission statement which reads:

“I STRIVE TO ALWAYS DARE TO PUSH MY BOUNDARIES IN ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE, TO OPEN NEW DOORS PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY, TO LIVE IN THE MOMENT BUT ACKNOWLEDGE THE FUTURE, AND TO ALWAYS DO SO WITHIN KEEPING OF MY MORALS AND VALUES.”

  1. My first post which speaks about this blog being used to find my passion.

Now, this was back in December, maybe January, and let me be completely transparent when I say that I have not lived a single one of these until recently. These ideas, these statements and calls to action were all talk. I have spent the past six months going to a job that exhausted me both physically and emotionally, stressing about mistakes, and forgetting to take care of myself. The only things that made me happy were being home with my family and being back in Chicago, a city I’m crazy about.

That is until now.

I was just talking the talk, having absolutely nothing tangible to support the ideas I had for the life in my head.

Now that I sit on a bed in Indianapolis waiting for a new adventure to begin at 8:30am while simultaneously contemplating the last six months, I realize that in the whirlwind of what has been the last three weeks, I have completely altered my path and have undeniably began to walk the walk.

I quit the job that exhausted me and accepted one that energizes every inch of me. I up and left home, my family and the city I love to pursue new adventures across the country. I gave up stability and monotony for uncertainty and excitement. I gave up the practice of surviving to learn the art of thriving. I left the mundane to find my passion.

I am so thrilled to have accepted a position as a Chapter Consultant for Alpha Chi Omega for the 2015 school year. Sometimes all you need to do is take a leap of faith for everything to fall into place. One spark, one decision to go for it, has ignited this crazy adventure which aligns perfectly with what I set out to do.

It may have taken me six months to get there, and I may have gotten lost along the way, but I’m finally walking the walk. I cannot wait for where this road leads and what doors it opens.

As always (and finally I can say this authentically),

thrive & be bold.

xx

Make sure to stay up to date with all of my adventures, travels & lessons along the way!

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