Everyone, let’s welcome lifestyle and nutrition blogger Shannon Brennan-Cressey of Whole Foodie Booty! It all started with her fears around food, whether it came down to cooking, entertaining, or the calories themselves. In order to conquer them, she started to learn about real, whole, flavorful ingredients while finding her power to decide what went into her body. She then became encouraged to follow her taste and be creative, and that’s what her blog entails—fun recipes, tips on experimenting with food, and her adventures living a holistic lifestyle. OK, that’s enough out of us. Onto one of her blog posts on taking the leap.
Alright boys and girls, here is my whole post, three little words …
Take the leap.
That’s it, the whole shebang. I could end this here, but I won’t.
Instead, I’ll tell you a little story that will hopefully inspire you to move forward with your dreams. Write, paint, create, dance, sing, laugh, love, do it all.
Recently I was afraid to leave my comfortable job and start fresh in a new environment. Last year, I was terrified to buy a house and move out of the NYC. Years ago, I was nervous about moving in with my now husband.
Notice a pattern? Just about everything scares me.
Making big decisions doesn’t get any easier over time, but these things have collectively led me to today. I’m so glad I took the leap in these situations instead of letting my fears paralyze me because life is so good, and it just keeps getting better.
My commute no longer involves stressful traffic, long hours, and too many people. I drive by cows, mansions, wineries, historic small towns, and beautiful foliage. It’s awesome and so peaceful.
I get eight hours of sleep again. I have time to cook and work out. I’m creatively fulfilled and I’m intellectually challenged. And the people that I was worried about missing? We’ve been touching base a lot; those are real friends that won’t fade away.
Do I still have stress? Yes. Do I have things figured out? No. Is my life perfect? Hell no.
Am I mentally and emotionally fulfilled? Hell yeah!
So just do it. Stop letting your fears stand in your way, and take the opportunity that’s in front of you, whatever it may be. Things have a way of working out if you get out of your own way and let them.
Having read this, are you finally considering moving toward your dreams, making some decisions you’ve been putting aside, or taking that leap in a certain situation that’s been scaring you? Let Shannon and the team at HealingRadiusPro know in the comment section below!
Allison Barfield is a content writer for Span Enterprises and has been writing since she first learned to hold a pencil, shortly after birth. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a B.A. in media arts she fell in love with marketing. She's been copy writing and managing multiple blogs ever since.