Time to Move On…

Ever have that feeling that it was time to move on from something?  Could have been a job, a relationship or even a way of life that you had been living that didn’t work for you anymore?  I remember feeling very strongly four years ago that it was time for me to leave the family business.  It had provided me a nice living and some security, but I just felt like I wasn’t growing there anymore and that scared me. My life had lost its spark.  I knew I had to leave.

Although I was a bit apprehensive at first having this familiar door close and leaving behind all that I knew…the beauty of life meant that another door was soon about to open.  So I put my trust into the intuitive hunches that I was receiving and stepped into the unknown.  And you know what?  It was the best thing that I ever did for myself.  After selling the business, I found myself living in a new city near my son who was about to enter high school.  Really getting to know him the last four years has been the highlight of my life.  In addition to bonding with my son, I was able to find a new voice with writing and honoring the gifts that I have been given.  What more could I ask for?

When we take a leap of faith and honor our truths and hunches, magic truly can occur.  Yes, stepping into the unknown can be a bit scary…but it can also be very liberating.  We just need to trust in our feelings as we step into the unknown.  I am reminded of a beautiful quote by Anais Nin where she said, “there came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  Only you can determine which one of these two pains is greater. I do know that the pain that comes with breaking out and blossoming is quite sweeter and has much more hope associated with it.  For me…the pain in staying with the family business was much greater and I had to release it by leaving.

So I find myself once again wanting to open a new door.  I want to continue to make myself available to grow, expand my horizons and share my gifts.  Currently being single and having my son now make the transition to being an adult …I find myself with new options and a sense of freedom. You know we all are meant to share our gifts.  And that can happen in so many different ways.  But we need to put ourselves out there to make those connections to share.  And to put ourselves “out there” certainly doesn’t mean you have to move or quit your job either.  It simply means to make a commitment to yourself to grow, honor who you are and be open to cultivating and sharing your gifts.

So where will I end up?  I honestly don’t know the answer to that question quite yet. I do know that Reno has felt like my home for the last 4 years and I will be always grateful for the friendships that I have made, the natural beauty of the area and for the personal growth that I have gone through. I felt much supported here and know that many of the friendships that I cultivated in Reno will be for life.  I also know that I am open to anything and everything going forward.  It’s a great way to be…one never knows what just might be right around that next corner.

So as I move forward into this new chapter of my life, I will tap into the excitement of the unknown and also give thanks for what I have learned and where I have been.  This allows me to flow effortlessly going forward with no regrets and only positives in my back pocket.  You can certainly do the same thing as you move forward in your life.

Copyright G. Brian Benson 2012

Published by: gbrianbenson

Founder of Reawaken Media. Writer, multiple award-winning author, TEDx speaker, actor, filmmaker, storyteller, inspirational poet, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races) and cross-country bicyclist. 2016 is already heating up for Brian as he he has a recurring part on the new TV show Sangre Negra, has been invited to give a TEDx talk in Pasadena at the end of May, was interviewed for the soon to be released documentary The Last Formula and will be releasing his new film short Searching for Happiness in early summer. In addition to acting in TV and film, Brian enjoys creating his own projects. In 2011 Brian created Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man was well received and was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival. Before Brian got into acting he authored four books, including Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! which was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. Brian’s latest book Finding Your Voice was an award-winning Finalist in both the 2013 USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Brian lives in Los Angeles, California and will be releasing his first children's book "Steve the Alien" in late October of 2016. Visit Brian's website - www.gbrianbenson.com

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6 thoughts on “Time to Move On…”

  1. I wish I had better things to say than “I love this post and I completely agree,” but you seem to have said everything already. So I’ll just say thank you. 🙂

  2. Hi Brian, I know just what you mean! I’ve been talking about new beginnings too. Something good is just around the corner and through the open door! x Leila

    1. Hi Leila 🙂 Glad you resonated with the article! I think a lot of us right now are in transition… I hope you are really well and best to you as you open that next door! Sincerely, Brian

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