Last week, I bought new jeans. After spending all winter trying to fit into ones I’d outgrown. It wasn’t comfortable or pretty. I was holding on, though because I kept saying things were going to change. Doing stuff that should allow my jeans to fit easier, but they still weren’t.
I planned the time to buy new jeans and I had wonderful service at the store. Funny thing, when I got the jeans home and finally looked at the sizes, I didn’t go up in size. My body had just changed and no longer fit into what I had worn in the past.
This was a huge metaphor to my work as well. I’d been staying in a job I no longer fit but keep trying even though it was no longer comfortable or pretty. It was time to let go and move into something else that fit better–coaching and consulting full time.
Sharing this, my question to you is – what have you outgrown? OR where have you changed but continue to stay uncomfortable? Relationship, job, clothes, home, ego?
I kept trying to fit into the old because I was afraid of what I might see in the new.
Putting on my new jeans feels like freedom. That freedom now is seeping into every part of my life.