It was a few months there that I walked around in a dense thick fog. Not literally of course, but that’s how I felt in my mind and in my heart. It was clouded, dark and I desperately wanted out. In fact, I would have given anything to get out. I knew deep down that the only way to thin the fog, the only way to see the sun on the horizon again was to take a leap of faith. This leap of faith would mean a change in my lifestyle, a change in my everyday and a change in me. It was going to involve a daily commitment from me to follow after what I was suppose to be doing in life. It involved going from having a steady paycheck to earning my income freelance and it wasn’t going to be a guarantee. No matter the sacrifice I knew in my heart that this was my chance to truly live the “abundant” life, to truly live life to the fullest. So, though it took me a long time to take the leap, and it was not easy learning to live differently the first few months, I’m so glad that three years ago I took a leap of faith into this new “life”. Every day is a new adventure, but life is about learning and growing, and faith is about trusting in something that you cannot see. So with a sense of adventure and at least a mustard seed of faith I face each day. So far it has been leading me down a path I could have never created for myself even in my wildest dreams. Living life to the fullest doesn’t mean that life is easy, or without struggle, because it is in and through those struggles that you learn and grow the most. This prepares you for the next leg of your journey. I have been a few miles down the road, I have amazing memories from those travels and I’m looking forward to the ones that lie ahead. Written by Alyssa Avant. Alyssa Avant is a Christian writer, blogger and speaker. She is the founder of a ministry to tween and teen girls and their moms, Beauty by Design Ministries. She has a passion for ministry and a love for life. She is wife to Greg and mother to three amazing kids. They live in the Deep South. She blogs at Life From My Laptop and you can tweet her @AlyssaAvant.