(By the way, I suggest you watch “The Note” prior to watching “The Note II.” While the second movie can stand alone, there is some back story in the first movie that is helpful. And there is also a third installment called ‘The Note III: Notes from the Heart Healer’ that Kacy and I just watched.)
‘The Note II’ tells the story of two women, one a newspaper columnist names Peyton MacGruder (played by Genie Francis) and the other a woman named Eve. When Peyton urges her readers to be cautious in love, a reader of Peyton’s column named Eve, writes to her contradicting her point of view.
Over time an unlikely friendship ensues, with both women trying to come to terms with the consequences of letting passion die and not pursuing the love that we all desire. And together they both seek to figure out ”when is the right time to take a chance on love?”
Well, thinking of the movie got me thinking…when is the right time to take a chance on your dream? What are the consequences for choosing the safe route and not following your life’s passions? Is there a time when passion must give way to safety and stability?
When I started my business I had a choice to make and it was a difficult one. I traded the safety and security of the corporate world for the roller coaster world of an entrepreneur. Most of my friends and family thought I was nuts (many still do) to venture out on my own; especially when I could have had a safe and stable career in corporate America.
But I knew that the safe path would eventually suck the soul out of me. I knew that my dream and vision of helping people achieve success was something that I needed to do. I knew that it was what I was created to do.
So I took the plunge and while the time since I started my business has been exhilarating and VERY stressful and often led me to wonder, “What were you thinking??”, I would not trade it for the world. Yes I miss the steady paycheck, the group insurance benefits and the perks of corporate life; yet I love what I do and hope that I am blessed enough to continue to do this for as long as I can.
I have had far too many regrets in my life; of things that I wished I did, risks that I wished I would have taken and times I wished I stuck my neck out there; I didn’t want to add one more to the list. So, I decided that it was time to take a chance on my dream.
What about you? Is there a dream just waiting, hoping, needing to come out?