Well, for the people who don’t have me on snapchat, I’ve officially made the move to Sioux Falls. Not gonna lie, I didn’t think I was gonna make it here. After everything that’s happened in the past month and a half. I was convinced I was gonna live in Spearfish the rest of my life. Not saying that’s a bad thing or anything. But this is the first step in the right direction on the path to better things,,, I hope.
I put off moving away for so long because things kept on coming up. The law, money for rent, price of trailer, gas. You know, essential things you need to have under control to move. But the truth is, every time something came up, I was relieved. I was relieved that I got to stay the place I called home a little bit longer. Relieved to have time with the people I’ve grown to care about. Because the truth is, the thought of being alone terrified me. It all really hit me once I packed everything into my trailer and my dumbass brother broke my blender.
Fun fact, I used that blender everyday. I was kind of attached to it.
Once I saw that blender shatter into pieces outside of my car I thought, “That’s a sigh right?”
I want to say that would’ve been the first time I contemplated whether I was making a huge mistake. In that moment, doubt had crept up on me and filled my head with concerning questions. Questions like, Why am I leaving my family and friends in the rear-view? Why am I doing this? Should I stay?
Isn’t that the worst? Having doubts at the last second.
It’s kind of like Skydiving. You put Skydiving on your bucket list. Telling yourself you’ll do it if the opportunity presents itself. You throw back a few drinks with your buddies and out of nowhere the Skydiving idea comes up. You guys all agree on it and set a date. Before you know it, you’re on the plane. Thousands of feet up in the sky. Without even realizing that you’re frozen stiff.
“Why the hell am I about to jump out a plane?”
“What am I doing?”
“Fuck this, I’m out.”
To me the only thing worse then doubt, is regret. Doubt will talk you out of a lot of things; Taking a low paying job, trying out for the sports team, going after that girl you like, in my case it would be moving. Doubt is ultimately a quick solution to all your tough decisions. Because it will almost always lead you to saying, “Fuck this, I’m out.”
But there are times where you just have to say fuck it and take a risk. Now I don’t have a huge following on social media….yet. But this is something I tweeted the night before I moved, “I’d rather go out and take a risk instead of sitting around with regret. Even if I end up failing or if it doesn’t plan out the way I want it to. Beats what I’m doing now.”
I’ve learned that regret is something you’re going to have regardless of what you do. Imagine you go out to the casino and lose all your money. You’re going to instantly regret gambling your money away. Right? Now imagine you won a bunch of money. You’re going to regret not betting more of it. It’s a slipper slope. My advice to you is, Don’t regret taking the risk. But, regret playing it safe. That’s ultimately what got me over my doubts of moving.
So jump out that plane, ask that girl out, tryout for the cheer leading squad, MAKE THAT MOVE.
You won’t get far in life if you play it safe, so take that risk.
Some of you guys will pick up on the motivational videos that had these scenarios. I follow a page on facebook called Goal Cast. And they post videos like these on their page all the time. I’ll post the videos below because they really helped me out. This is why I’m writing my blog, I want to have a positive impact on people. Maybe one day I’ll be the guy making these videos. Who knows.