Sometimes life seems so fuzzy, doesn’t it? It’s like you’re walking along minding your own business, taking in the colors, the scents, the emotions of your surroundings. Suddenly, the road goes away. You’re left with this weird sense of tunnel vision: you keep walking because you see the light ahead, you sense the light ahead, and yet, everything around you is uncertain and blurry.
That’s pretty much how I feel like life as an entrepreneur is: you’re walking out of blind faith and courage, and you know that somewhere – you’re not sure how near or far, but it’s there – there’s a light at the end of that tunnel.
The last few years have been a blur. I’ve loved most of it and learned from all of it, but I’ve never quite seen the light at the end of the tunnel, I’ve just been moving forward knowing that it’s there, somewhere, and I’ll reach it if I just keep walking.
All of this babbling to say that I’m in a new place in life starting today, and this time, I’m not alone in my new journey: my husband of 12 years and partner-in-crime for the past 20 years is taking this next leap of faith with me. After working in the corporate world forever, he’s moving into the wacky, unpredictable, always exciting, somewhat weird and definitely wild world of entrepreneurship.
We’ll be working together for the first time in a long time (we used to work at the same television news station together). I’m excited. I’m ecstatic. I’m nervous. I’m scared. I’m really, really happy.
I feel as if life is coming into view now.
I’m not sure why, and I’m not sure what it is about this whole crazy (and it is sort of crazy, isn’t it? We have a mortgage, two active kids…) plan that makes my gut say this is it: this is right. This is what you’ve worked for. This is going to be freaking AWESOME. But that’s what my gut says. My gut is almost always right.
There are a lot of people who aren’t meant for this life. It’s not secure enough. It’s anything but predictable.
I know this, and I accept this. This is the only way I know how to live, and sometimes I feel like it’s the only way I can breathe. I may rarely have the confidence, but I always have the courage (and there is a large difference). Courage, in my experience, is the characteristic that all entrepreneurs have in common. Without courage, you wouldn’t be able to take the leap, and then the next, and then the next.
Because there is always another leap ahead. There is always another dark tunnel ahead where you’re just feeling your way around in blind faith.
I’m proud of my husband for having the courage. I’m excited to be on this new journey with my best friend, who is also such an amazingly talented web developer and wonderful co-worker.
What’s Ahead for Urban Bliss and Urban Bliss Life
We’re working to refresh the business brand and will be re-launching Urban Bliss soon.
New logo. New website. New clients. New goals. We’ll be re-launching with some BLISSful social media marketing and graphic & web design specials, so e-mail me if you’re in need of some marketing or design work.
I also have bigger plans for this blog, and products and services associated with it. I’m SO excited to dig in and share more with you here. What would you like to see more on here on the blog, on a radio show, and on a web TV series: more recipes? More travel tips? More restaurant and winery reviews? Let me know in the comments.
The online shop is going to grow. What would you like to see us offer? More printables? More prints? T-shirts? Let me know in the comments.
Life doesn’t happen later. Life happens NOW.
If we don’t seize the moments that are presented to us, they may not come again. This is our moment now. We’re ready, together.
I am grateful to those of you who have been on this long journey with me, and look forward to sharing what’s to come with everyone.
Now let’s go get Monday, shall we? Have a BLISSful week, everyone!