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For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. ~ Cynthia Occelli

time-period-for-seed-germinationMy BFF hates to plan.

She says every time she makes a plan, something happens and her plan fails.

As recent as four years ago, I had been with the same organization for 20 years.

I’d grown up with the organization and held a variety of positions over the years. I loved it there!

I figured I would stay there until I retired. That was my plan.

Then it fell apart. Everything I knew, everything I believed was turned on its head. And it became painful for me to stay there, but I was too afraid to leave.

I was afraid because my identity and purpose were tied into my role. I thought leaving would strip me of who I was. I thought it would destroy my life.

When I finally left, it was devastating. I was broken.

Or that’s how it seemed.

Little did I know that it would be the beginning of new growth.