Updated: Oct 26
I recently went on a vacation to the Poconos with my lovely partner, Molly. I've been overdue for a vacation and it was the first time she and I have gone somewhere on our own in our relationship. From that standpoint, it was perfect. We were able to connect, share a larger space, relax, make plans, enjoy some HGTV, and really not worry about a thing.
In such a busy world, especially if you're trying to start your own business, that opportunity that doesn't just present itself on its own. You have to create it or take it in some fashion when the opportunity strikes. Luckily for me, my mom has been flipping AirBnBs and decided to give us a stay at one of the places she rents out. I'm super broke and while it still costs a lot of money to feed ourselves and pay for gas, we took the opportunity. And taking the opportunity is most of the battle.
I remember when I was a young INTP, I didn't take many risks. I stayed in my room most of the time, played video games, and really never expected to leave town. I grew up in Philadelphia and that was the standard to stay there until you died. Luckily for me, I've got mental health issues! and my late teens and early twenties were filled with challenges that essentially drove me out of town. I didn't fit in and every turn and soon realized that I didn't want to.
I didn't have anywhere to go and it didn't matter. I needed to try something and so I did. I took road trips every chance I got, I explored the east coast and just said yes more. I knew I didn't want to be in the same place, I just didn't know where I was going to end up.
Fast forward and I've lived in California, traveled through 34 states, been to London and Paris, and burned my life to the ground twice. Now I enjoy little opportunities in the same vein, with a yes attitude to go with life and see where it takes me.
Money challenges will arise, your sense of security will be challenged, and you won't know what to do next. But that's the beauty, that's where the zen comes from. The zen comes from knowing that no matter the situation, opportunity, or hardship, you will hone your intuition so well that you'll be able to find the way.
Comfort with risk and where the security lies.