Step 1: Notice the Dissonance


Often times when people ask me about my first leap, my first leap of faith, which was quitting my job and stepping into my space as a writer and visual storyteller they want to know how I did it, why I did it , what led me to do it, and for a long time I didn’t know what to say, I just said, “ I don’t know I didn’t like what I was doing, I was unhappy and so I just quit, I just did it. 
I realized that was not easy for everybody , just doing it, starting, beginning, taking action is not easy for everybody and so then I began to rework what I would say to people.

I broke it down into steps I tell them the first thing I started to notice was the dissonance, the space. Where I was and where I wanted to be, who I was and who I felt I was being called to be were two different people. I was in two different places at the same time, and I don’t know about you but sitting with dissonance is really uncomfortable and I’m all about discomfort, it helps us grow but this was a different type of discomfort, this is one of those things that wakes you up in the middle of the night and you know something is calling you but you feel stuck - and that is the type of discomfort you can do something about. 

Step 1: Notice the dissonance - the space // The difference between day and night.

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