• Danielle Lee Tschirhart

The #1 Reason You're Not Where You Wanna Be (What's Holding you Back?)

Alright lovelies, it's time for some real talk. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee/tea or a glass of wine...whatever you're into, and listen up. Because I've got something you need to hear <3

I've been thinking a lot about change + the unknown over the past few weeks...really the last few years. We're asked to go from our simple high schools to insane college pressure to knowing exactly what we want to do with our lives in a matter of 4-6 years from the time we're 16. Then throw in relationships and having kids and any number of other things-- it gets to be a bit much; and a bit scary.

What I've learned though, is to lean in to the unknown. In high school I remember feeling way overwhelmed at the thought of moving to a city of 2.7 million people where I didn't know a single soul. I was a little hesitant to leave my very small + simple community for the big + incredible Chicago. But you know what? My years in college, in that huge city, were some of the best years of my life where I met many life-long friends and learned way more than if I'd played it safe and not taken the risk.

So, I guess my question for you is what's holding you back? Don't let fear steal the excitement of your unknown right now. When the future seems like a big black whole, lean into the excitement it could bring.

Let me say it again for the people in the back:

Don’t let fear steal the excitement out of your unknown.

If we're besties on instagram, you've probably seen that we're moving, which bring all the feelings as we wait to close on our old house + the new house. But here's the thing-

When we moved into this cute little house, we didn't know that we'd have teens here most nights out of the week. We didn't know I'd be getting my dream teaching job. We didn't know that we'd be getting the single cutest dog in the universe. We didn't know so many things, and that okay. The unknown brings great opportunity for joy and love and peace...don't let fear wiggle into the excitement the unknown can bring.

Don't walk away from your dreams + you best not be letting fear be in control of your plans.

Focus on the growth, change, and excitement. For me right now, I'm looking forward to what kind of love and joy will fill our new house. What new adventures will we set out on? What's going to be different in 10 years.

In reality, you don't have control over much, but you do have control over what you do with your life + circumstances. Make the best of it + keep leaning in to the unknown.