Music Monday: The Wide Open Space Edition

“Who doesn’t know what I’m talking about
Who’s never left home, who’s never struck out
To find a dream and a life of their own
A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone”

Ed & I have been talking lately about our careers. We chose careers in education and feel safe and secure in our positions, however we sometimes question if we made the right choice or only the safe one.

Although I do love my job, I have been feeling this pull lately to integrate more yoga into my career. I am not sure what that will look like yet, but I do have some ideas floating around and projects I would like to start working through. Ed is also thinking of making shifts in the realm of his career and although these are exciting prospects, they are also scary.

What if we fail? What if we make a really poor choice? What if we suck?

All these are common fears when thinking of making a change, but they are still points to consider.

The Dixie Chicks have been one of my favorite groups since I was in high school and this song always resounded with me. I have always felt like I needed those Wide Open Spaces. I need the space and room to make a mistake, even though I rarely give myself the permission to take it.

As I think about the next phase of my life, I am trying to be more at peace with failing and making mistakes. I know it’s part of growing and finding my true purpose, but still scary nonetheless.

I will try to take the advice of The Dixie Chicks to find my next path.

She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes”

We want to hear from you! Tell us about a time you have you found the courage to make a big change!

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