Time to Fly

Tonight, a segment on the Biggest Loser really hit home. There is a father/daughter team who is very close. The daughter is 24, but obviously still very much under her father's wing. The whole segment was about how the daughter needed to start living her life for her. How she was strong enough to do so, AND how she needed to tell her dad that she was ready to do this.

I can relate to her SO MUCH.

I realized at some point, that I have relied a lot on my parents. I stayed under my parents' wings a lot longer that most people did. There was a time that I had to. I needed them. I had no one else. Or I felt like I had no one else.

Once I felt like I could spread my wings a bit, I was afraid to disappoint my parents. I felt like they need me. And while, I know that they would support me, the thought of hurting them killed me. It still does. And I've stayed put.

Recently, some things in my life, especially on the job front, have made me realize that my future most likely means leaving this beautiful valley that I was born and raised in, the place that I've always called home.

And while I'm nervous and scared about it, I'm also excited. I can hear other places calling my name. I love that a new adventure is just waiting on me. I've slowly been getting my parents used to this idea. (And if I'm being honest, me as well.) This change won't happen overnight because I have some things here to get in order and to take care of before I can leave. I know that my parents will be sad and will miss me (as I will them), they just want me to be happy, and this will always be home. And for the first time, I know they will be okay. We all will.

It's time I spread my wings, and I can't wait to fly.

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9 comments:

Bacardi Mama said...

I can't wait to see your flight. It will be awesome, hooker!

imadramamama said...

Wha wha WHAT?? Details! What's going on???

Fun Pusher said...

You can totally do this, woman!

Kirsten said...

Congrats! It's a great feeling to spread your wings.

~Mendie~ said...

I am so happy for you but I can understand your fear of trying something and someplace new. Just keep yourself focused, you can do anything you want!!!!

Heather D said...

You are absolutely capable, no, MORE THAN CAPABLE, of anything you set your mind to.
Can't wait to watch you fly!

Brooke said...

*hugs* that sounds so exciting!! :) i have no doubt that you'll be great at anything you attept.

Mommy Mo said...

You flying to Texas? IJS.

I am so so so proud of you. Fly little birdie, FLY.

Audrey said...

Spread your wings! You can do anything you dream of! xoxo

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