I've been pondering making some changes in my life and this particular quote from James Baldwin is resonating for me. I read it in a book during college and somehow it always comes to mind for me when I find myself at a point of big choices/transitions/changes. Thought some other people might appreciate it as well.
“Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth, one clings to what one knew, or dreamed that one possessed. Yet, it is only when a man is able, without bitterness or self-pity, to surrender a dream he has long cherished or a privilege he has long possessed that he is set free — he has set himself free — for higher dreams, for greater privileges”
--James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son