My wife and I got married in March, and had moved to North Carolina within a month to help plant One Church.
Conventional wisdom says to “just be married.” Conventional wisdom and a bunch of people who found out about our plan.
It was very difficult, but strengthened our marriage incredibly.
We moved back to Des Moines before I had a job lined up.
Conventional wisdom says, in this economic environment, to play it safe, and avoid risks.
I was offered a great job a week before we hit the road, all our belongings in a UHaul.
Now I am dreaming big, planning for the next step in life. Calculating my personal escape velocity, that Chris Brogan recently shared about.
Conventional wisdom says, in this economic environment, to stay at the job, save for retirement, and lay low. Count your blessings.
I’m counting. At the same time, I’m moving forward.
Sequential growth, in life as in creative pursuits, can be a miserable lie. Sometimes you have to jump before it’s all in place (that’s the lie: it will never make total sense, and you’ll never be entirely sure). Sometimes, the only way to make your next move is to make the move first, and work/hope/scratch/claw/pray that the risk pays off.
But then again, sometimes the best thing you can do is to stay put and take a breath…