The “Right” Time — Knowing When To Take That Leap Of Faith


16 days; just a little over 2 weeks to go. My countdown is slowly dwindling down and my date of departure is fast approaching. I, ladies and gentlemen, am moving to Bali, a.k.a. Island of Gods / Island of Love.

No, no, it isn’t because of the Gods that I’m moving there (or is it? hmmmm…), nor is it about love (contrary to what everyone thinks… cheeky, cheeky!). I’m moving for the plain and simple reason that I want to, and because I feel I have to. See, everyone is faced with decisions in their lives; decisions whether big or small, are all equally important. It just so happens that this decision I’ve made to move overseas, is one that could forever reshape me as a person.

Growing up as an expat baby and living abroad, I was exposed to many new and different things, several of which included learning about other people’s cultures, interacting with people from different backgrounds, and seeing with my own two eyes what each country had to offer. Yes, it was quite the childhood. A very good childhood, and for that, I am thankful for my parents, and Saudi Aramco (you treated us so well! Shoutout to all the Aramco Brats out there!).

So you see, traveling has always been a part of me. But even if that is the case, making the decision to move didn’t come easy. For 2 years I contemplated about moving, living abroad, yet there was always something in me that just kept me from going. I was overthinking things and my mind came up with so many questions that, looking back now, seem irrelevant. “Where am I going to live?” “What if I don’t know anyone there?” “Am I going to be able to survive on my own?” “What will my parents think?” “Do I have enough money to move?” My mind went into overtime. The more I asked, the more I got scared.


Fast forward to 2015. Do you ever have that feeling when you just know deep down in your heart that something amazing is about to happen? You claim it, shout it out to the universe and before you know it, the stars have aligned and you’re well on your way to transforming your thoughts into reality. Yeah? Know what I’m talking about? Well, that’s exactly the case for me. There wasn’t much thinking involved. There were just feelings; really strong gut feels that pushed me to jump… to take that leap of faith, and I just knew, and I was certain, that it was time. It is time.

For me, the “right” time is a feeling.

People always think that the “right” time is when they’re financially stable, if they have another job locked down, or have already made solid connections in the country that they’re moving to. But I disagree. For me, the “right” time doesn’t have anything to do with anything tangible, because the “right” time is a feeling.

So for everyone asking how I prepared for this move, well, I didn’t really. And that’s the honest-to-goodness truth.  And for those of you expecting a different answer; a better answer perhaps… my apologies. But I stand by my learnings and hope that you too, one day, can find it within you to take that leap of faith.


Peace Love and Lipgloss,


About morenabeachbum

i love the beach--sand--sun--waves--tan lines--the sound of the waves--the feeling of sand slipping through my toes--i love the OCEAN!--i am an island girl through and through--i LOVE the PHILIPPINES--i am a FILIPINA--i love the smell of fresh cut grass--i love being outdoors--sitting or lying down on the grass is fun--soaking up the sun is even better--i love FOOTBALL--best sport in the world!--i like to think about the good times and smile about them--i wonder a lot about the could have beens in my life but i DONT REGRET--im secure with myself--i say what i wanna say--i'm liberated--i hate people who are "fake"--i'm very straight forward--i am vain--i love taking pictures of myself #selfie--im MORENA (Spanish for tanned/dark (dark hair, eyes, skin)) & i love my skin color! #notowhhiteningproducts #blech--i love love LOVE to shop--i'm actually an impulsive buyer *cringe*--i love learning about other people's cultures--i love traveling--wanderlust--i love learning new languages--im thirsty for adventure--i also love gummy bears, almond snickers and gushers--cheerios is the best breakfast cereal ever--i love green apples dipped in peanut butter or cookie butter from Trader Joe's--i also love peanut butter sandwiches with slices of banana in them--random... very random I am--i love looking for the best bargain places--i never hold back when it comes to love--i love with both my heart & my soul (take it, just take it all! LOL)--im a hopeless romantic--i can be pretty moody at times so i suggest you steer clear of me when i'm at that point (just sayin... you have been warned)--i miss playing football (aka soccer) regularly--i miss my college football team and my teammates (hey guys!)--i am enjoying my life--i'm crazy--hyper--im short--im talkative--i'm real--i'm a bit of a neat freak--bossy, too at times (oh well, just keepin' it real)--i am ME-- xoxo, morenabeachbum
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2 Responses to The “Right” Time — Knowing When To Take That Leap Of Faith

  1. Dylan says:

    Hey Reby, I’m so proud of you reading this! This is exactly my view on life, that what matters more than anything else is FAITH. If I’d waited for the perfect circumstances, I would never have done anything – never started Gameplay, never left it, never come to the Philippines, got married, started Human Nature or many other things. When you feel it’s time, when you feel God telling you it’s time, you just have to JUMP… And let God give you wings 🙂 I wish you all the best. More than that, I’m now more certain that this is God’s time for you and He’s going with you.

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    • Thanks, Dylan. Such kind words. I really feel too, deep in my heart, that this is God’s time for me. I trust Him fully and I’m excited as to where He’ll bring me. Maybe back to Human Nature again one day… but in Bali! Hehe We never know. 🙂


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