I love hot air balloons. But you can’t fly if your balloon is tied to the ground.
Throughout my life I have experienced a lot of fearfulness. Fear is crippling, but I have been learning that I cannot experience the fullness of God’s plan for me if I am constantly holding on to the safety and security that keeps me in familiar places.
As I was brainstorming a name for my blog, I started thinking about things that make me happy; first on my list was hot air balloons- so I started doodling. I came up with what I thought was an adorable picture: a little girl (me) holding on to a string; the other end of the string was tied to a hot air balloon that was floating overhead. The girl was content, but as I thought about it, I realized that this was a very sad picture. The girl was standing firmly on the security of the ground and could see her dreams- floating just out of reach. I made a new sketch beside it. This time, the balloon was in the air detached from the ground, and the girl was inside the balloon’s basket- thrilled.
I cannot say that I am fearless now or that I don’t have reservations about things, but I have decided that I want to live in the balloon, letting the dreams soar and take me into the unknown adventure. From up there, I can see God’s creation from a whole new perspective.
I do not know where exactly I am going or what I will find, but I am cutting the rope so I can Fly Untethered into the dreams and plans God has for me- trusting Him to direct my balloon.
With this blog, I invite you to join me as I go on my journey both geographically and spiritually. Through artwork and updates I will share my adventure, and I look forward to your feedback!