I’m sure it comes as little surprise that I love jumping off things. Cliffs, ziplines, bungee jumps…give me something tall and I’ve always been very happy to jump off for as long as I can remember.
We used to do a lot of cliff jumping on canoe trips when I was younger…and the one thing I always found to be true about jumping off something tall…the longer you stand at the top and anticipate the fall, the harder it was going to be to jump off said cliff.
I talked a few months back about being emotionally affected this summer with my older son heading off to his freshman year in college. The lack of creativity, the lack of bandwidth, the emotional toll that anticipation had on me this summer was real. We had a fantastic and fun summer, but the emotional toll of the anticipation of college and change was real and hard in spite of the fun we had.
Yet, in my own personal experience, once I dropped my older off at college, that emotional heaviness really dissipated for me, and it was amazing to notice the immediate relief I felt that coming week.
Let’s be honest, there are definitely times when the actuality of whatever we’re anticipating is just as bad or worse then the anticipation, it doesn’t always provide relief…and yet, I think there are many times when we build that thing we know we need to do up in a way so that it sits in and on us…when the easiest solution might be to simply jump and take the plunge.
I hope, this week, if there are areas where you might need to take that plunge, that you might have a little more courage to do so.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!