Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Someday I'll Fly Away

However, this week I will be working on my roots. Friday is my last day at work. Making the decision to leave my job has been the most exhilarating, scary, reckless and amazing decision I have ever made. Every move I have made in my life thus far always involved a calculated safety net. This time however, is different.

I have no job lined up. My portfolio is pitifully out of date. I can barely look at my resume before getting fed up and stomping away from the computer. This would explain the dearth of posting here, my inability to upload photos of my garden, adventures, and fun fun things. Everything in me is rebelling, trying to escape the 17 inch glowing screen. My body wants to open, not sit: stagnant for hours upon hours. Freelance is a possibility, since that would hopefully open up my office to hammocks and sunny parks surrounded by my fellow goofy Portlanders who can't stand to be inside during our glorious summers.

That is why my only gig lined up is teaching yoga! (Which you already heard about of course)

I want to get my hands dirty. Play in dirt all day. Brew some coffee, smile at children.

I believe that if I take this leap of faith, my dreams, my passions and desires will flower. Opportunities will present themselves. And I will have the freedom, the space, the grounded roots to be able to accept.

So this week I am grounding down. Finding my source of strength. Then flying free.

images via weheartit
*that first image reminds me of a fellow yogi friend's work: UpRoot by Stevee Postman


  1. Aww, I loved this post. I feel this way a lot, but it's a very scary feeling to venture into the unknown. Your leap of faith will result in a beautiful thing. I wish you the best!

  2. Agreed with Rachel. I'm in the very same process! And good for you for actually doing something, rather than staying at previous job, cooped up - too many people are too scared to. Good luck, ma'am!

  3. You have to be kidding me. I'm seriously doing the EXACT same thing. EXACT same thing. My last day is Friday. I have no job lined up and I just want freedom to enjoy my life instead of stuck in a cube for 8 hours a day. Wow! Let's be blog friends and help each other take this leap of faith, ok?! I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog today of all days :)

  4. come home!! let's play :)

  5. bravo alice!! what an exhilarating feeling that must be..i'll admit, i'm a bit envious! can't wait to hear about your new adventures. and yes i need to make the trip there, the pull of the northwest is strong :)

  6. Good for you! That is a wonderful wonderful idea! I am reaching a similar place, although mine may take me to Thailand to teach English- we shall see. I wish you much luck and creativity!