The problem with going with your gut is that it is not guaranteed to work out.
On my 42nd birthday, this past December, I had a doozy of a dream which guided me to ‘go for it’ in my private practice. So I have been going for it every chance I get. And, I have to tell you I feel a little unsteady.
Some of my gut instincts have been right and some…
well some have not been right in the long run.
But testing my resolve for this passion of guiding people through dreams back to the deepest parts of themselves has proven to me what lengths I am willing to go to see this thing through.
In the past 6 months, I have led a silent retreat, started an LLC (that includes doing all the paperwork that comes with it- snore), written and published a book, launched a new partnership with Grey Owl Mind Body studio, thrown a Pajama Party event for the Johns Creek community, and made tons and tons of new friends in the process!
I’ve told people more than once that I feel like lately I am living beyond myself- I don’t really know who this new, brave, extroverted Pam is- but I like her! She is carrying me past risky choices before I can convince her to stop and she is launching me over walls I thought were impossible to scale.
That dream I had was an epic one- with archetypal characters and lessons of mythic proportions. In the end, I auditioned for a Broadway troupe of performers and was getting ready to take New York by storm. I woke up on the morning of my birthday this year and knew that something in me had shifted and that it was time to just go for it.
A few years from now I may look back and realize that going for it did not work out for me. But I won’t regret the ride either way!