A good friend of mine called me Rachel today. Given the evolution I am going through, I think its actually appropriate to take a new name. So Rachel it is!
In all seriousness, I am continuing to be invigorated by a groundswell of people having the courage to pursue their heart and reinvent themselves. I met with someone this afternoon who made the leap and he was beaming. I mentioned to him that I am seeing more and more of this and he asked if I think its generational. I'm really starting to think it is. I think my age group (which will remain unidentified!) is willing to take risks to find joy, happiness and health. It is a super scary decision to make, but I can wholeheartedly say it is worth it.
So... my challenge to whomever may be reading this.... are you listening to your heart? I guarantee it has the wisest voice you'll ever hear and if you follow its guidance, you won't be disappointed. You just have to drop the fear and dial up the optimism. Go for it! The only thing you have to lose is your self ;-) No biggie. Most of us lose that at several points in our lives anyway so take a risk!