There’s people who write because they enjoy writing, and there’s people who write because it’s what they do for a living. For most of my life, I was the former. I also knew that at some point, though, I wanted to be the latter as well. I just never had the courage to do it. To leave the safety of the shore, in this case a regular job with a regular income, to venture out in faith. And as time passed, responsibilities and commitments grew. Family, house, car. It became more challenging to even contemplate this path. But I also didn’t want to reach the end of my life feeling like my biggest dreams went unfulfilled. Or even pursued. As Chris Nolan’s epic tale “Inception” puts it so aptly, “Don’t you want to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone!” And so, here and now, holding on to nothing but the hand of a faithful God, I step into the unknown.