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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:Just wondering if any of you lot have taken any leaps of faith, any chances in life, anything that has or would have changed your life, for better or worse.

I'm asking because I'm planning to, but more on that later smile wink ubbrollsmile ubblove ubblove ubblove


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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:i went to work in a hotel for a snowboard season once.



before i went, i had never worked in the service sector, i didn't know anyone else that i would be working/living with and i didn't know how to snowboard.



that could have gone quite badly all things considered...



but it was absolutely, totally fantastic - probably the best 'risky decision' i've ever made biggrin



and now of course i'm completely addicted to snow and hills but live in the middle of london, where i spend my time thinking about where i'm going to get the money from to get back up the mountains this winter... wink





good luck with deciding on yours tink hug





cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:oh I've decided all right, just gotta make my "move" - (as in escape, runaway lol) biggrin

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:Like you I may be about to as well...



Might involve re-evaluating certain personal principles and putting some long-term plans on hold but may be worth it in the long run...


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:ubbrollsmile



you would do well to send a pm to princess hels bells by the sound of things miss tink... biggrin





cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I've never really been one for leaps of Faith because for a very long time I had no or little faith in anything, including myself.

Things for me in the last few months have changed drastically and I'm now about to sell up my house, buy a boat(once we have found the right one) and move into it with Jon, in a new city. Huge leaps of faith in many ways for me. It's scary, exciting and panic making at times, but I feel, deep down inside, that its the right thing to do.

I guess that's the real deciding factor. Gut reaction. Does it feel the right thing to do, even though it scares you.

Good luck in your leap hug


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the_mods_stole_my_name

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Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:i'm seriously considering a move to new zealand early next year. There's a very big need for people to work in the sheet metal industry over there, so i think i may move there to see if the job prospects are any better than over here.
my brother' best friends from school are already over there and they started up thier own kitchen company, and my cousin is moving there as a mechanic in the coming months, so it isn't as if i won't know anybody out there, just very few people is all!


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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:Um, I'll confess i'm quite terrible at leaps of faith. far too much self-doubt!

I have gone abroad without booking accomodation a few times, but it's not really that hard to find somewhere to stay in most places i've been to (except one time in Amsterdam - always book in advance in the summer!)

Also decided to get out of some relationships that were going nowhere and not doing me a great deal of good, that took more guts cos I never wanted to hurt anyone and wasn't sure if i was doing the right thing or not.

I would love to take more risks and be more spontaneous, but it's just not happening for me right now.


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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:I took one huge leap of faith 7 years ago, it went against every thing i had been made to believe and was one of the scarest things i have done and think i know where your coming from Missy hug
the end result was so much better than the situation was and i have never looked back or regreted it. hug


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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted: Written by: TinklePants



Just wondering if any of you lot have taken any leaps of faith, any chances in life, anything that has or would have changed your life, for better or worse.







Yes.



After all of your evaluation, it's usual for there to be at least one or two obstacles left which seem impossible to overcome, or even to justify overcoming.



These obstacles can be the ones which stop people making leaps of faith because they're usually a person/people or a situation very close to their heart, so to hesitate to change that is understandable, despite it holding them back.



But being so key to your life is often the exact reason a change is desirable, and often, eventually necessary.



It may not seem fair on them, but it's fairer to be true to them by being true to yourself.



Letting push come to shove can make the decision for you, but in certain situations, it can be self destructive, worsening the upheaval, your healing from it and complicating your future.



That's not always the case, but you don't have to let it get that far, especially as, when you've made your decision, you'll inevitably wonder why you didn't do it sooner smile



Good luck hug


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you are nice woman.

yay,

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Perraforde
Perraforde

Its Wet and Cold
Location: Somewhere far,far away......
Member Since: 4th Jul 2006
Total posts: 120
Posted:Well said Spanner! I couldn't agree more.



It took alot of thinking when i decided to leave NZ to travel the world, as this was my first time out of NZ and i was doing it on my own, it was a hard decision. 6years on I'm living in Scotland with my Scottish fiance and loving every minute.



Like Cole, i also went and did a ski season in a hotel as a cook, never having cooked before, was a huge success.



Tinkle - I wish you luck with whatever your decision maybe wink

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:Whether I've made a leap of faith is neither here nor there Tink, you need to go for it babe smile take a deep breath and dive right in! This is your chance, you gotta grab it smile hug

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:I guess, I'll be taking a leap of faith because I have to. I need to find a job, and I'm just a little bit terrified. If I was to be super brave (and lucky), I'd get one in Manchester. But first things first; I need to get into the swing of things down in London to start off help meditate smile

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dani_babyboo
dani_babyboo

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Location: Cannock, staffordshire
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2005
Total posts: 667
Posted:3 years ago i did

moved 100 miles from friends and family alone, lived in a refuge for a year and stuck it out through bad and worse to get where i am now.
was best decision ive ever made.

good luck to you hun


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BansheeCat
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Location: lost
Member Since: 29th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1247
Posted:I leap all the time,quite radical moves, really, but with faith? Er, no.No faith, but a lot of curiousity to compensate. wink

I leap for the fresh taste of leaping! I consider all the options, check in with my heart, and then just go for it. Faith or not, do it anyways, and enjoy the experience! If things dont work out as hoped,dont dwell on it-- take some time to recover, make a new decision, adjust and leap again...

Good luck!


"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

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Gidg

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Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 8506
Posted:I've made decisions to take them and then sometimes I made decisions not too. The ones that I have problems with the most are the onces that I decided NOT to do. Playing "what if" is the pits.

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
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I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

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monserat
monserat

My flabber is gasted
Location: waaaay south of heaven
Member Since: 27th Apr 2006
Total posts: 737
Posted:I've found that most of the time its better to regret doing something than NOT doing it.

Good luck! hug


Chaos is the natural state of the universe

Some days I'm the pigeon, some days I'm the statue.

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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:Unless involves death, injury or Dale Winton....

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:you and dale winton huh? big mistake was it? lol

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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simta
simta

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Location: hastings
Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
Total posts: 1182
Posted:ive made many leaps of faith

i went to a uni i knew nothing about, and ended up in a place where there was an amazin scene and free partys in the woods behind the uni

i ended up living in a squat and made some of the most important friends i have

some ppl may say ive risked my health and sanity but ive ended up learnin more about this world than people who r 2/3 times my age

i have never regretted any leap of faith ive made wave


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87wt2gxq7

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Location: Birmingham
Member Since: 12th Apr 2005
Total posts: 1502
Posted:Hmm... I ditched my PhD and moved cities back in 2004 to go study the Alexander Technique.

Risky decision because I moved before I'd got a job in Brum and spent some months on the dole, then temping. I've wound up in a job that I don't mind, buying a flat which I LOVE and I'm training to be a teacher of the AT, the most important thing in my life at the moment, and hopefully forever.

Oh, and when I moved to Brum I discovered poi wink weavesmiley

I suppose it was a leap of faith as I did have to throw myself into the jaws of Chance and hope that I wouldn't get all chewed up and spat out. But at the time it was more about desperation, a last-ditch effort to sort my life out, rather than faith. Seems to be working, thank bob!


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I had a dream about putting on a festival for manipulators, musicians and performers. I think we all know how that turned out ubblove

Go for it Tink!!


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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monserat
monserat

My flabber is gasted
Location: waaaay south of heaven
Member Since: 27th Apr 2006
Total posts: 737
Posted:Neon, hence MOST of the time!! ubblol

Chaos is the natural state of the universe

Some days I'm the pigeon, some days I'm the statue.

honourary militant margerine ninJAH

If it wasn't for displacement activity I wouldn't get half as much done

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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:I'm thinking of signing up to do a reiki course, if I do then that'll be sort of a leap of faith, self doubt is telling me that it might not work, or if it does work I probably won't be able to do it very well, it'll be a waste of money and i'll regret it e.t.c.

In my heart I believe in many things, including the possibilities of reiki/energy healing, but my stupid brain always requires the 'proof'.

But like everyone's saying, better to regret something I have done rather than something i never got round to doing because of silly self-doubt... might turn out to be the best thing I've done for a while.

Hmmm. This thread is inspiring me, might have to book onto that course! Might have to revive the reiki thread also for further discussions. thanks people. hug


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NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:just do it, don't dwell on regrets, or what ifs...?, there's much more enjoyment to be had if you just get on and do it, whatever, and leaping becomes as easy as walking. That's not to say there'd be no problems, but life's boring without challenges anyway...

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wonderloey
wonderloey

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Location: Melbourne - home of pirates
Member Since: 21st Feb 2006
Total posts: 255
Posted:I'm currently in the process of taking stock and figuring out if what will bring stability to my life will bring me happiness..

I've got some big changes planned - going back to finish uni next year, changing jobs, and altering my lifestyle.. I'm going to stop wasting my money on riotous living and start saving dammit... I want to go overseas before I die!

Thanks for sharing your stories guys, you've made me feel like this is a positive step, more than just a step away from the negativity that I've managed to build into my life.


"You've gone from Loey the Wonder Lesbian to everyone wondering if you are a lesbian." - Shadowman

Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.

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Patriarch917
Patriarch917

I make my own people.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Member Since: 2nd Oct 2005
Total posts: 607
Posted:Last night, in a Star Wars table top roleplaying game, I (playing a Republic Soldier named "Ann Coulter") took the severed arm of an enemy I had recently dispatched. This arm had a large sword (formed from the "living metal" of the creature's armor") attached to it.

As I progressed down the corridor, the space station shuddered as another giant worm/spacecraft sunk it's teeth into the side of our station and let loose a boarding party of about 20 alien adversaries.

Raising the severed arm-sword above my head, I let loose a mighty battle cry (something about my Blitzkrieg striking from above) and charged them, solo.

Sadly, the dice did not fall as well as I could have wished.

I hope that your next leap of faith turns out better than my last one.


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_khan_

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Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:To me, leaps of faith are those moments when we are called to be who we truly are. 3 for me:

1) moving to San Francisco with $1,000 and no job lined up. This was in 1991 so back then this sum equaled 2 months of rent with food or 3 months of rent with no food. I went to a lot of art openings and ate a lot of cheese.

2) going to Burning Man for the first time with someone I barely knew. That person is now one of my best friends, and I doubt I'd be here making this post now, or have some of the friends I have now, if I hadn't gone.

3) mounting my first solo performance...it's coming up at the end of October and I'm still veering from feeling like I have a handle on it to feeling like I have no clue what I'm doing and who the hell do I think I am anyway? I guess you could say I'm still mid-leap on this one and don't know how I'll land.

Best of luck to you Tinklepants. Remember the secret to flying is forgetting that you're falling.


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inactive

old hand

Member Since: 4th May 2005
Total posts: 722
Posted:It's only when we take a chance, follow our hearts that we learn, if it goes wrong we know to do it differently, and wrong or right it makes us into richer, stronger, more beautiful people, besides, what is life without adventure?

I love you all my Brothers and Sisters of the Great tribe of humankind... hehehe, the Druid has spoken wink peace


To you who has been accessing my online accounts, changing my login details, locations and posting censored about me, realise, you are not worth revenge, you are not worth my attention, you are nothing, and that is all you ever will be.

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:I recently made a huge leap of faith.. or at least, a leap into the unknown for me...



I met a girl at a certain festival for manipulators, musicians and performers wink and after having such a lovely time with her, I went off to the mainland to spend time with her, not knowing her too well, and not sure on what the outcome of my trip would be...



Well, Now we are so in love redface and have been travelling around performing and teaching together, and generally having the time of our lives...



I left a nice secure job in a hospital to go to uni, even though I was scared as hell... I didn't even plan where I was gonna go properly, nor did I know anybody there at all...



Since leaving my job, the hospital has closed down, so I escaped being made redundant to become a student again, and am having the time of my life...



You'll be fine, Tink... Things always work out good in the end...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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old hand

Member Since: 4th May 2005
Total posts: 722
Posted:Love is the God that makes humans feel the bravest they ever can, it can sting like a scorpion, it can tear us apart, but ooohhhhh can it be both the warm air that lifts our wings and the soft downy mattress we fall onto. Even the love of an ending can be as sweet as a first kiss, when you truly feel happy for the time you have spent with someone, no matter how brief, no matter how it forms itself, from a life long marriage to a gaze shared between strangers, love, not the loss of love, is what powers the soul, is all that matters. It was so recent that I lost faith in love, so recent the wound is still sore to think about it, then someone came along and made me smile again. To her I am eternally grateful hug

To you who has been accessing my online accounts, changing my login details, locations and posting censored about me, realise, you are not worth revenge, you are not worth my attention, you are nothing, and that is all you ever will be.

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