Reverb 14 | Prompt 10 | Leap of Faith

#reverb14 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December that is meant to give us all the chance to reflect on 2014 and the opportunity to write down our hopes and dreams for the coming year. Through December 31st Meredith,Sarah and I will be posting each day with a new prompt. Join us by writing, or join us by reading. No matter what you choose, come with us.

Leap of faith: What decision did you make this year that was a leap of faith?  Did it work out?  Or not?

I am more than happy to report that this year, there were no leaps of faith.  There weren’t even sort-of leaps.   There wasn’t leaping-only or faithing-only even.

When I think of leaps of faith, I think about that one time I bike trained for a marathon while I was injured.  I had no idea of whether or not I would even be healthy enough to start the race, much less finish it.  I only had the haziest outline of a plan to follow.

Man, that was exciting.  It was exhausting.  It was terrifying.  It was a project to work on, it gave me a routine that had a meaning to it and an end.

Did I mention that I did a bike workout yesterday and it was boring as sin?  Because by 56:00 I was 100% checked out.

But I was also in a headspace where I had to prove to myself that I could do it.  I had to try because I needed to know my own boundaries.  I was trying to create a new solution to a problem whose existing solutions were wholly unacceptable to me.  That’s what it all comes down to with these leaps we sometimes take.  We know the limit that exists, but there is that hunger, that need to see if there is more.

Having known that hunger, that desire for more, it becomes all the more clear to me that right now I am content with the boundaries that I have.  It is enough to look at what I have each day and count that as plenty.

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