***WORTH THE READ*** At 22 years old, with no job & no real plan, I packed up my entire life into 2 suitcases and boarded a one way flight to San Diego, CA. So many people told me I shouldn't go, many tearful conversations telling me I was making a huge mistake and would lose all support. But I had something that all of my doubters could not see- an unshakeable belief in myself and the greater life that I was being called to live. I could see so clearly where God was leading me and who I was meant to become. And to this day, I am eternally grateful for this leap of faith I took- betting on myself & my intuition every step of the way. The personal growth I have experienced, the confidence I have gained, and the even more clearly defined path laid before me would have never happened had I chose to stay at home and play it safe. Life is not meant to be "safe." It's meant to be thrilling, and exciting, and fun, and adventurous, and at times, scary. Because that is how we grow. That is how we truly learn who we as individuals are. I grew up very safe & sheltered- and I am grateful for that every single day. I cannot say thank you enough for everything my parents have done to provide an amazing life for me while I was growing up. But I'll tell you all- it wasn't until I chose my own life, my own path, my own purpose that I felt like I was truly experiencing life for the first time. We are meant to be our own people, making our own claim in this world. Stop playing it safe because you are afraid of being alone or judged or broke or vulnerable. Jump. Take the leap of faith. It will be the best, most rewarding choice you ever make.