Well, I much prefer the ‘Sound of Music’ version….”When God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window” and often, making a choice to open a door will mean actually having to close another door (or window).
The truth is, whichever way it comes about, to some extent you are stepping into the unknown. The end of something is the beginning of something else, with every yes there is a no and the alternatives of any choice exclude the possibilities of another.
Part of the unknown can be exciting, the hopes and dreams, the possibilities, the discoveries and challenges …and part of the unknown can be downright scary…the fear of failure, the sense of smallness, the feelings of being uncomfortable, vulnerable and out of your depth.
This year as you move forward, I would encourage you to ponder a little more on the side of hopes and dreams, possibilities, discoveries and challenges.
As you close some doors, experiencing doors closing, move through the doors that open to you or move through those you open yourself, experiencing all the vulnerability that may accompany any of these changes, make a choice to call your fears adventure!