My Sense of Wonder #reverb10

December 4 – Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Author: Jeffrey Davis)

When I first saw today’s prompt I will admit it had me stumped. I turned to the trusty thesaurus to see if that sparked any ideas. Did it ever. The three synonyms for wonder that caught my attention were doubt, question and be unsure.


This past fall I moved out of my parents’ house and into my first apartment, amid some reservations. Had I saved enough while living at home? Will I be able to keep up with all the expenses? Did my parents, specifically my Dad, need me? I realized I can’t question all the big decisions. Sometimes I just need to take the jump and make my transition on the way down.


A past colleague of mine who served as my mentor during my internship shared advice that I will never forget. She worked in public relations for a few years, but has since gone back to grad school to pursue a career as a guidance counselor. To leave a full-time position and make a career move is no small task. She explained to me that when you make the change that is right for you, you have no doubts.


I can tell you I haven’t second guessed my decision. And that’s just the wonder I’ve been looking for this year.


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