Life is a Rodeo
a young designer and new friend once sent me an amazing letter about his fears of moving back to North Dakota. would he be able to be a designer from a small town? does North Dakota support designers? but the most interesting parts of the question was this, “does life ever get easier or less scary.” Quite a profound question. Now, I hadn’t thought about that for a long time. Yes, I’ve had those feelings in the past but lately I’ve kinda forgot about them.
As much as struggle sucks (and I haven’t struggled near as much as most) it is a big part of progress and who you are. You can’t grow much without hardship and you can’t better your situation without doing something that scares you. Big changes, even if the results are good, take a bit of courage.
life doesn’t seem to get easier, and rarely does it get less scary. but it does tend to get better when surrounded by good people. I’m learning that stress and fear (when leading to progress) are constant reminders that I’m doing the right thing. I don’t want to stop growing and I don’t want to stop moving. So I say I’m excited when I feel nervous and I trust my gut to tell me what is right.