NOW / by audrey gebhardt

Photo courtesy of Laura Whitwer of SassyPants Aerial

Photo courtesy of Laura Whitwer of SassyPants Aerial

Stop waiting. The longer you wait, the more excuses you will find to not do the thing you want to do. Even if you feel like you need a little more practice, if you need a little more money, if you need a little more gumption, just try for now and see what happens. I'm a big believer in the school of doing. Perfect is near impossible, starting is not. 

You're never ready. 

There's never enough money. 

It's never going to be a perfect time. 

Three years ago I had been toying with the idea of starting a yoga practice for a while, but I didn't have the guts to go. I thought I needed to be more flexible and in better shape and drinking more green juice to be welcome in a yoga studio, which is THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING EVER. You go to yoga to learn how to do all of those things in a way that works for you. I went on a whim with a groupon thinking I'd finish out the unlimited month and move on to my next exercise regime. What I didn't expect was to find an entire community full of love and a spirituality within myself. If I had waited for the "right time" or for the "right body" to start practicing, I'm sure I would've missed out on so much of the light that has come into my life. 

We can apply this in so many instances, from getting the laundry done, to making that big (scary) career change, even to having a child.
So go. Sign up for the circus class (see above). Take a walk around the block. Throw the laundry in. Move out of state (out of country?!) for a minute. Invite that person you want to be friends with out for coffee even though new friends seem like the scariest thing. Book the flight. Be vulnerable for a bit if it helps you get to where you want to be. Live YOUR life. Please start living your dream, because if not now then when will you?

Nothing ever gets done until you start, so what are you waiting for?