The Dictionary defines “Trust” as this:
1.reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
2. confident expectation of something; hope.
3. confidence in the certainty of future payment for property or goods received; credit: to sell merchandise on trust.
4. a person on whom or thing on which one relies: God is my trust.
5. the condition of one to whom something has been entrusted.
Why I wanted to define it is because it’s important to have a clue on what it is we are talking about. Relocation and trust go hand in hand, in all areas of our lives. Today’s post is all about trust, enjoy.
Trust Your Instinct
Having a dream and going after it are two very different things. I dream of having a million dollars, but going after that one isn’t going to happen. If you have the passion, the need, the want, if nothing else can get into your head but the dream you have…it usually is a sign that that is what you are meant to be or do. Trust your instinct that it CAN happen. Remember though, just because it CAN happen, doesn’t mean it should for everyone. Read on.
Trust Your Gut
When you are researching where to live, if something doesn’t feel right, don’t move forward on it. Sometimes we “put up” with something because the alternative is more than we want to handle- it doesn’t have to be! If you feel yourself moving too fast on a relocation, be brave enough to let your spouse or family know so that it can be brought out into the open. After all is said and done, and the last box is unpacked, then is not the time to tell your spouse “I’m not sure I wanted to move here.” Be open, be honest, and trust your gut.
Trust Your Conscience
We all have that voice in our heads, and most Disney fans know him as Jiminy Cricket. If you know in your heart that you don’t have the money right now to move, then wait. If you feel the guilt of leaving friends and family would overcome the joy of a new life, then wait. If you know that putting anyone or anything above your own dream would jeopardize your life and your family’s- then wait. Don’t let it be a “no”, let it be a “not right now.” Trust your conscience that when you know something isn’t right, be courageous to confront it.
Trust the Real
This would be the relationship department for everyone, but it is even more critical when you move somewhere not knowing anyone. Moving with my husband and kids, I knew I could always trust and count on them. No matter who I would meet here, I had three people who always had my back. I have made many friendships, but trusted few. Being in the Disney eye, it’s hard to know who’s your friend and who just wants something from you. After a year of living here now, I would have to say I have gotten much better at this. Everyone you meet on this good Earth are lessons, some good, some bad. No matter who’s crossed my path, I have walked away having learned something. I continue to trust the real people in my life, and I encourage everyone to do the same.
Trust in Him
If you have read the blog before, you know I am a Christian, we are all Christians. Myself, Hubby, and the kids gave everything to God when we started this entire process. Do you know how scary yet entirely peaceful that is all at the same time? We knew we would do what we needed too, and the rest would be up to him. You know that feeling that you have when something is done right, that joy you possess inside? I have always felt that is God’s love shining through saying “Great job, that was my will for you.” Yes, we worked hard to get here, but without him, we would be nothing and nowhere. Trust in Him when you feel you have nowhere or no one else to trust- he will always direct you on the right path.
Trust will always be a tricky thing in life, especially with a life changing relocation. I hope this helps all of you taking the leap, and know and believe me when I say, I have been where you are, and I know what it takes. Trust and Believe.