Lara Simmons
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Following the Signs

Lara Simmons on September 12th, 2012 No Comments

“It’s not from the known, but the unknown…that creativity and inventiveness are born. Turn away from the predictable, cliché, and reliable. Brave the void where the darkness is greatest. Trust the quiet, find the stillness, feel the calm. Then steadily think, speak, and move as if you were led. Behave as if your vision were clear. Anticipate the emotional rush that will come with your triumph.” –A note from The Universe courtesy of

Sometimes the signs are clear. You know what to do, you do it, and before you know it, you are where you set out to go. Other times, things are somewhat less clear.

At these times you may know what you need to do, but you may not know why. Or you may be stuck between two possibilities, both of which seem to have many advantages and you just have to pick one and see what comes next. Other times, you may be struck by paralyzing fear and indecision, having absolutely no idea what to do next and you just have to take a stab in the dark.

At times like these I find the above advice to be very helpful. Turn away from the predictable. Brave the void. Think, speak, and move as if you were led. Behave as if your vision were clear.
It’s what I did one year ago when I left the job I loved at Verity and it is what I am doing now as I sign off from Verity Voices with this post.
I am not really sure why, but I have been feeling like it is time to move on, to write something new, to brave the void. I don’t have anything else lined up (nothing that pays anyway), but I trust that something – the right thing, the perfect thing – will show up when I am ready.
In the meantime I am diving into the unknown, where creativity and inventiveness are born.

Thank you to all my fellow bloggers, to the staff at Verity who allowed me to be a voice for this amazing credit union, and to you for reading. I will miss you all and wish you nothing but the best.
May you follow the signs and brave the void when life calls out to you, “Follow me.”

Lara Simmons

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