Hi! It’s so nice to meet you.
If you’re new to the Life Discovery Project, you can read all about me here, but what you might not know is that the LDP has been a long time coming. I could argue that it’s been a work in progress for 35 years and without a doubt has involved hundreds (thousands?) of u-turns, leaps of faith, and uncomfortable experiences to get here.
I’ve always wondered how and why people turn out certain ways. My background is in early childhood development and psychology, so I believe that we are all a product of both nature and nurture, but beyond that, there are things I just can’t explain. (It drives me a little crazy, to be honest.)
If you know me well, you know that I have traits from both of my parents and grandparents, but I’m also very different from them in many ways.
I’m a risk taker. I love change. I’m happiest pushing my boundaries and finding the edges of my comfort zone. I refuse to accept the status quo. I fiercely believe that we are all here for a reason and we need to be doing the things that light us up. I trust my intuition and follow my gut, even when it doesn’t seem logical. (FWIW, it has never led me astray.)
And all of these things have led us to where we are today with the LDP. Even if we’ve never met, I absolutely believe you can have the life you want. You know the one I’m talking about. The dream that is so deep down in there and so sacred and so *big* that you’ve maybe never even told anyone about it. That untapped potential is so powerful that once we uncover it, I can promise that your life will never be the same—in the best way possible.
I also understand that just because I’m a risk taker doesn’t mean everyone else is. And you don’t have to be. Just because it looks like I take leaps doesn’t mean I’ve never taken baby steps. In fact, most of my decisions (except moving across the country after college and signing up for the 3-day race through the Rockies in the feature photo) have been baby steps—standing up for myself once in awhile, getting another job before quitting my current job, saying “no” when asked to work on weekends—it all adds up.
Every time you make a tiny brave decision you are building up your courage bank so the next time you’ll be ready to make a bigger brave decision.
Whether we ever work together or not, my hope is that everyone finds their passion and builds a life that makes you feel happy and fulfilled. Imagine if everyone in the world felt that way, for even part of their day? What a world that would be.