Enough with the Ordinary!

Evan Forester —  January 17, 2013

I was recently interviewed by Tammy Helfrich for her “Life Changers” series. Tammy is committed to helping others realize that their voice matters and to embrace their story. The Life Changers series is “about people like you and me, who decided to do something different. They decided to change their life, or the lives of others around them.”

In the interview, I share some of the lessons we’ve learned since moving overseas. You can read the full interview here: LifeChangers: No More Ordinary. Here is a little preview:

Tammy: What was the breaking point for you? What made you say “enough of ordinary”?

Evan: My wife and I had discussed moving overseas since before we married. In the beginning, I thought it was just a pipe dream. One night, however, she spoke about it with such vivid hope that something dawned on me. “Maybe this isn’t a ridiculous idea, maybe God has laid this on our hearts for a reason.” We prayed about it every night for two years, and the more we prayed about it, they more we wanted to do it.

There were two major breaking points for us. First, I never wanted to just talk about dreams and then never go after them.

I believe if you have a dream, you need to go after it. (Tweet that!) 

You might fail, but I think failure is much better than never trying. Secondly, we were tired of being so busy all the time. Both of us were working full time and in night school. We wanted to actually experience our newlywed years together, and we wanted to go on an adventure together. So we moved to the other side of the world!

To read the rest of the interview, where I discuss trusting wholly on God, stepping out of comfort zones, and the terrors of driving on the left side of the road, head on over here. While you’re at it, check out Tammy’s blog and say hey in her comments section!

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This post was by Evan, an adventure enthusiast learning to #LiveFully in New Zealand. He now writes for Embracing Exile.