Monday, May 7, 2012

Re-Pot Your Life

If you've ever gardened, you know that after awhile that plants grow out of its pot and has to then be re-potted or separated and replanted (which is why I love Hostas so much!!!).  The plant is often deeply rooted into place and loves the pot that it is in, but in order for it to survive it must change to a brand new pot in order to flourish.  It may take a day or two for it to re-root, but then it begins to grow and blossom into its own and all is fine until it needs to be repotted or replanted again.  And it isn't as if that plant didn't like its old pot, it did, it loved the pot, but alas in order to grow, change must then occur. 

The last couple years I have been going through a similar phase in my life.  I had a really tough time leaving my corporate job. Although I didn't care for the work, I loved the people around me and because of that fear I probably waited a couple years too long.  Once I quit, though, I flourished into my own.  I am going through a similar experience now as I move on to different projects.  It is scary, but I know that I will love the new pot that I will be planted in and that it is just another phase in my life. 

Roseanne Cash is quoted as saying that the key to change is to let go of fear.  It has been fear that has kept me rooted longer than I should be.  As I let go of fear and embrace growth, I allow change and prosperity to flourish, as do you. 

What is it that you fear?  Are you holding on to something because you are afraid of change and the unknown?  Know that your Angels and Guides stand with you - you are NEVER alone!


  1. It's so nice to get a reminder from time to time that I'm not alone in my fearing the future and my path of life. Not that it's a good thing, but I'm not a odd egg questioning and wondering... God bless you and your family!

  2. What a lovely post, Kristy!

    I took a leap a couple years ago and left the safety of a job I didn’t like (but the people were great). It’s been a weird journey with its share of ups and downs, but in the meantime, I’ve been able to pursue some dreams I never thought possible.

    Stepping out of your comfort and laying down new roots can do wonders for your life.

    (PS: I repotted 17 green peppers and 20 tomato plants this past weekend. Messy work, but exciting too!)

  3. I'm currently in a similar position. I'm leaving a job that I really don't care much for to strike out on my own. Thanks for the reminder about the fear. It's definitely kept me there longer than I should've been.

    Best wishes!