Butterflies in the stomach
I heard many times that when you do something that both excites and scares you, it means you are living your calling. Well, I think I am at the right place because this is what is happening. Here I am writing my first blog post ever!
I am both excited and in a state of puzzlement. How will this be received? Will my website and blog help me reach the people I expected to reach? Will my words find some resonance with you? I know these questions are legitimate as long as they do not interfere with my entire life and take all the space in my brain.
Mark Twain once said: ''I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.'' This says a lot about how we are worrying way too much.
The issue is that, as adult, we use our head first, then our heart and finally our hands. We think first- most of the time, feel (Do I like this?) and then if the thinking and feeling make sense together, we may take action. Sometimes we think and act and then realized we do don't like it. However, if you observed young children, you will notice that they act pretty quickly, without too much thought. Either they engage into something and they keep doing it because they feel like it, or they felt an urge from the heart and then act upon it without analyzing all the pros and cons of it. Either way, they seem pretty happy.
In the last few months I took many small steps to get here and in other professional paths of mine. I realized that acting upon what feels right and paying attention to these butterflies in the stomach were by far the best way to know if I should take a step forward or not. Why don't you try to imitate children this week and see if you can let your heart and hands take more space? Does not need to be big- it might be deciding between chocolate or walnut banana ice cream. Work once more on this project or play with the kids? I can't wait to hear what you did do instinctively.