Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Love Lounge: Let's talk Leap Day!

Leaping lizards. Leaps and bounds. Leaps of faith. Leap frogs.

Life offers hurdles and hurdles of leaps. There’s the literal leap you take when you’re 6-years-old and realize jumping into the puddle of mud is fun. There’s the leap you take when you get your first job – you’re not too sure what to expect or if you’re up to the challenge, but you take the leap anyway. There’s the leap you take when you move across the country in search of your dream job, dream love or even your dream house. There’s the leap you take when, on a whim, you tell that guy how you feel, because you know if you don’t do it now, you’ll lose your cool.

And then there are leaps that somehow just find themselves in your lap. It isn’t important how it got there. It’s a free gift waiting to be opened by you. People the world over are celebrating an extra day today so special that it only graces us with its presence once every four years.
I’ve been thinking about leaps a lot lately. When does a leap become a foolish plunge? And can we ever really know the difference between the two, or are we destined to repeat our mistakes over and over until we get it right? Isn’t life really just one giant leap after another? A chance taken. A question asked. A moment lived. A tear shed. A laugh chuckled. A risk, well, risked?

It takes a certain type of person to take the plunge. Because let’s face it: Leaping off the edge is a scary proposition. Will there be a safety net down below to catch us? It’d be so easy to back away from the fire down below, but the risk there? You’ll never feel the warm flame. And worse yet, you’ll be forever wondering, “What if?” What if I’d taken the chance and put myself out there? What if I’d actually, shock, lived a little? What will you be doing, friends?

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  1. love this post.
    i'm all for taking the big leap.
    i think i'm the type of person who will regret not leaping more than i will regret leaping.

  2. Wow...what a great analysis! We could talk about it for days...for ever...I believe in always following your heart and intuition. Every mistake can turn into the greatest sucess as long as you are willing to learn from it! In my opinion, there's nothing worse than regretting what you have not done... xoxo

  3. soooo great!! (: and thoughtful!!

  4. I think probably every leap is a foolish plunge but we choose to do it anyway because we have faith that the outcome will be worth it. Great post Melissa.

  5. I'm sort of the opposite, Jes, though I wish I wasn't. :)

  6. I like how this post makes my wheels turn. I've lived quite a bit in my 33 years, but I've never been brave enough to start my own business. It's 10 times harder working for myself, and 10 times less the money, but it'll be worth it to have the flexibility to spend time with my family.

  7. Ooooh, girlie...congrats on the business!! What kind of business is it?


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