We’re moving in 16 days, we still have to pack & get rid of stuff, and the prospect of life without a steady paycheck looms. Am I nervous? Yep. But I’m not afraid. I keep coming back to Joseph Campbell’s quote on the experience of being alive. That’s what it feels like right now, being alive & present.
It probably helps that I don’t believe in luck as much as believing in being prepared for opportunity. A great post at Get Rich Slowly this weekend covered this very nicely: 1) Only 10% of life is random while 90% is definied by how we think. 2) Luck is being aware of opportunities. 3) Luck involved listening to your gut, which I already adhere to. I feel as prepared as I need to be, and I have the growth mindset to boot.
But part of it is also a positive mindset, which seems to come with the sensation of being alive. It freaks out my Dad to no end that I will not have a paycheck, but I’m not worried about it. This doesn’t mean that I don’t think about it or don’t have concerns – I do, but I’m not worried. Why? Because I’m about to embark on the life of my dreams, and there is nothing else I’d rather be doing. Networking and finding new clients is all part of the big, dreamy picture.