Taking the leap of faith

September 10, 2013

Hello friend icon smile Taking the leap of faith  I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted… it feels great to be back!  I’ve been having an amazing, epic summer… hope yours has been great, too!

I want to share a story with you today about how I recently took a “leap of faith” in my life and hopefully inspire you to take that leap yourself! icon smile Taking the leap of faith

The way most of us have been taught to live our lives is by default.  We tend to stick with the way things have always been done, what we know already works, or what’s comfortable.  This clinging to what we know keeps us feeling “safe and comfortable” (or so we think), but it stifles our true growth, creativity, success, and ultimately, our happiness and fulfillment.

It definitely takes courage to follow our true heart’s desires and dreams because it’s like leaping into the unknown.  When we embark on a path that hasn’t been paved before, we don’t really know what’s going to happen.  There are no guarantees, no certainty, and it can definitely feel scary.  But what we do find is our freedom… and we can start living a life that’s truly authentic to who we are and why we’re here.

Taking the Leap to San Francisco…

As you may know, I’ve taken some time off over the last year and a half to travel the world, dive deeper into self discovery, and get clarity around my next project, and ultimately, my life purpose.

After traveling abroad for over a year, I landed back in San Diego, which is where I’m from.  I have an amazing community of friends in San Diego, my family is there, the weather is incredible, and it’s just a beautiful place to live.  Landing back in San Diego was super cozy and comfortable for me.

However, there was something inside of me stirring and calling for more expansion.  I had the intuition that San Francisco would be a great place for me to live for a while, and it was definitely a new, exciting possibility… but the comfort and ease of rooting back in San Diego swayed my decision.  So around the Spring of this year, I started looking for a place in SD.

Now, I know I’m a powerful manifestor… it usually doesn’t take long for me to make things happen once I make the decision.  But something was just not in flow… I spent over 3 months looking for a place to live in SD and never found what I was looking for! Once I stopped looking, the calling to come to San Francisco got louder and louder.

I came up to SF to celebrate my birthday at the end of June with 11 of my close friends from SD.  It was an epic birthday weekend that turned into a magical, 3 week journey throughout the Bay Area.  And day by day, I started falling more and more in love with San Francisco icon smile Taking the leap of faith

The idea of moving to SF was exciting to me… but there were definitely a lot of unknowns in coming here!  I didn’t really know many people up here and wouldn’t have the community of friends I have in SD, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to tolerate the colder weather, or how I would like living in a city since I’d never experienced that before.

Despite all of the unknowns and uncertainty, my heart was telling me that SF would be serving to my personal growth, creative expansion, and be the perfect place to launch my next project.  There are so many amazing people in this city, so much creativity and innovation blossoming everywhere, and it seems that SF is becoming a hub for leaders creating positive change in the world.

Everything felt like it was in perfect alignment (and I knew I could handle the colder weather, at least for a little while :)… )

So I decided to take the leap of faith and move to San Francisco!

Finding the Perfect Place…

When I got here a few weeks ago, I started looking for a place right away.  I had been hearing so many horror stories about how long it takes to find a place to live in the city and how competitive the rental market is.

And, believe it or not, I ended up getting the very FIRST place I looked at!  It was perfect for me and exactly what I had been looking for icon smile Taking the leap of faith

It has a big, private, green outdoor patio (which is very rare for SF), lots of space (also rare), a big loft-like bedroom with windows overlooking the city on one side and a beautiful hill with walking trails on the other, ample parking, a month-to-month lease (which was important so that I have flexibility), and it’s super artsy and creative.  There were even beautiful messages painted on the walls that seemed to be speaking directly to me! icon smile Taking the leap of faith

(See pics below…)

After having looked for over 3 months for a place in SD and not finding what I was looking for… and then coming to SF and landing the very first place I looked at was such a huge sign of confirmation for me that I’m on the right path.  And I’m grateful for the little nudge not to settle where it’s comfortable and take the leap of faith towards greater growth and expansion! icon smile Taking the leap of faith

San Diego will always be a home for me, and I’ll always love my family and community there… and I do see myself going back at some point.  But for now, this feels so right and I’m so excited for this next chapter.  My new creative, enchanted home is just perfect.  And I can’t wait to share more about what I’ve been working on.

So I ask you now… where in your life are you wanting to take that leap of faith into the unknown to follow your heart’s desires and dreams?  If there’s something that’s just not in flow for you, maybe it’s time to look a little deeper into what your true desires are. Sometimes we need a little friction to help guide us in a different, more aligned direction.

Please share the “leap of faith” you want to take with us in the comment box below and then commit to taking that leap! icon smile Taking the leap of faith  The most exciting, authentic, free, and fulfilling life is waiting for you once you do!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post today.  Looking forward to sharing more soon…

Yours in Faith,
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P.S.  Here are some pics of my new place in SF…

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Richard Markel September 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

Congrats on your place of digs…..

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Klay Elliott September 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

The new place looks fantastic, it's great to see that you've gound a place where your able to grow your roots and flourish in the beautiful being to which you have been evolving into over the past years.

Many blessings for your house .. and may love fill the rooms and over flow into the world

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Adventurous Andrea September 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

What a cute place! All those signs guiding you are so amazing.

Best of luck in San Francisco, I bet you'll love it!

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Jay Allyson Dempster September 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Love it Katie, and no coincidence this comes at just the perfect time for me. I take it as a sign I'm on the right path, thanking you!

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Mariusz Orzelski September 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Great :) message… just for me. Thanks Katie :). I'm searching for flow… and sth is coming, because I'm quite new person on new direction. I hope to find new fulfilling, authentic, free & happy life. Thanks :)

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Brad Tipton September 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Hey Katie, it's been too long since you have reached out to us and it's great hearing from you! Also your words are truly resonating with me right now. Recently I stepped out on faith and began a training and development company that quickly and simply shows people how to find their purpose in life. So many people struggle with how to find their life purpose. So I created a process and I give it to people – for free! Katie thanks for connecting. For those who want to find your purpose in life take a leap and get cool free videos that show you how to find your purpose. Here's the link: http://bradtiptontraining.com/six-free-videos-to-find-your-life-purpose/

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Tanisha Adjo September 11, 2013 at 1:27 pm

you rock katie i know you been getting money, so i understand your absence

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Suzy Bell September 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Congrats, Katie! I took a leap of faith years ago after college and moved to SF from FL alone. It was amazing. I loved it and learned a lot and built a family there :)
Much Blessings to You!!

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Fire my Job September 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Great way to Live !!! and I quote you "The way most of us have been taught to live our lives is by default. We tend to stick with the way things have always been done, what we know already works, or what’s comfortable. This clinging to what we know keeps us feeling “safe and comfortable” (or so we think), but it stifles our true growth, creativity, success, and ultimately, our happiness and fulfillment." http://katiefreiling.com/leap-of-faith/

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Paul David Monroe September 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm

The city is an impossible place to find suitable housing. Talk about the planets aligning in your favor. I believe the universe speaks to us everyday. There are few who listen and even fewer who take action. Well done you, and welcome to one of the most enchanted places on earth… but you already knew that.

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Jeff Turner September 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I moved to LA in June of 2012 not knowing anyone as well. It was hard at first but now it is awesome. I love it and I am build a good base of friends. I hope SF goes great for you as well. So what is your next big project going to be? I would love to help.

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Kristal Norton-Small September 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Great to hear from you again Kaite. :) Congrats on taking that big leap and finding a new beautiful home! I just love the big windows, so bright and inviting! I've recently taken a huge leap into launching and creating my very first e-course. It's a scary and exciting journey that I am delighted to be on… and I've gotten this far only thanks to you and CIOY. xoxo

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Ryan Koblasa September 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Super cool and very rare find right off the bat…. Congrats!

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Kimberly Flores September 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Awesome Katie Freiling ! Go with your gut! It is usually right!
I am almost there myself. If it were just me I'd been gone a long time ago!

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Renee J. Mack September 12, 2013 at 6:04 am

Wow, Katie, your place is beautiful- San Francisco has a charm about it that really is incomparable. Enjoy. BTW, It is so good to hear from you. I've missed you. Lots love.

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Chuck Bluestein September 12, 2013 at 6:13 am

There are many people that live in 2 places like the birds that fly south in the winter. In southern Arizona there are many that do this and they are called snowbirds. The average day temperature in the winter here is 65 degrees. But in the summer many days are around 110 degrees. So in the colder months, you can live in San Diego.

Also it is extremely important that you are getting enough vitamin D. Now with bright sunlight that is easy to do since there is no danger of too much vitamin D from sunlight. But with supplements the big numbers scare people even though 400,000 IU is 1 milligram of vitamin D.

All primates, except humans, live in tropical or sub-tropical areas. The only sub-tropical area in the U.S. is Hawaii. They live longer than people in the other states. So make sure to get enough vitamin D. They now know that this is important for a pregnant mother (and baby) to get enough so her children do not get autism or type 1 diabetes. Newborn babies in Finland were given 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily and it reduced type 1 diabetes by 80%. http://bit.ly/type-1d

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Alecia Stringer September 12, 2013 at 6:34 am

Beautiful #SuccessDreams

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Bill Bateman September 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Congratulations. Looks beautiful.

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Jordan Klimp September 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm

….so simple, so sweet

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Jim Kiles September 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Welcome to SF. You will be an extraordinary addition to our wonderful Bay Area.

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Sophia Rashkin September 13, 2013 at 12:20 am

Congrats Katie! I was looking to spend some time with you here is SD. I'll be spending quite a bit of time here during the fall and winter months. Much like you, it's a calling….well, I feel confident that we'll connect at some point. Blessings to you. ;-)

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Shakaya Breeze September 13, 2013 at 3:52 am

It's beautiful Katie, like a flower…the 'writing on the wall' is magical.

One of my closest girlfriends lives in SF ~ I just fell in love with all the trails and huge eucalyptus trees and the health culture when I went to visit her…Next time I'll go with my 3 guys because I know they will love SF too :-)

Congratulations on your new adventure Katie!

My next big leap? A new offer that includes leading women on a sensual journey of Exquisite Self Care that includes an Ebodiment Photoshoot~ exciting for me and my clients!

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Bill Perry September 13, 2013 at 4:48 am

Katie, I think my favorite part of the whole place is the view…Can see the water out there saying "Come to me!" :)

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Pete Smith September 13, 2013 at 5:20 am

Wow what a great place, love the views. Enjoy.

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Natasa Pavic September 13, 2013 at 7:47 am

Wonderful place to live! Very inspirational :) I would like to have something like that… :) I wish you many great moments in it!

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Damayanthi Jayasinghe September 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

Beautiful place you got katie. Good luck with your move & you will never regret going with your gut feeling.

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Tony Crane September 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Hey Katie! First of all, I want to give you a Great Big Virtual HUG and I tell you how much I missed you and glad you're healthy and happy. Second, congrats to you on taking the leap to leave San Diego for San Francisco, basically you traded one bay city for another..LOL! All kidding aside, I love your new place in SF and judging by the pictures, this place is PERFECT for you! Can't wait to hear from you again real soon. Peace, love hugs and blessings.

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Ken Morgan September 14, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I guess you already know that you are loved,just a reminder ,

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Sandy Opravil September 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Hi Katie! It is just terrific to hear from you again. Loved hearing about your travels and am very happy that you have found such a lovely, comforting, and nourishing place to land. The apartment looks like it was made just for you.

Can't wait to hear about your next project =) I benefitted so much from CIOY that I am now in the process of launching the website of my dreams. When it's a bit farther, I'll share it with you and my CIOY classmates.

It's just really great to have you back online. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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Julius T Ko October 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm

"The idea of moving to SF was exciting to me… but there were definitely a lot of unknowns in coming here! I didn’t really know many people up here and wouldn’t have the community of friends I have in SD, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to tolerate the colder weather, or how I would like living in a city since I’d never experienced that before.

Despite all of the unknowns and uncertainty, my heart was telling me that SF would be serving to my personal growth, creative expansion, and be the perfect place to launch my next project. There are so many amazing people in this city, so much creativity and innovation blossoming everywhere, and it seems that SF is becoming a hub for leaders creating positive change in the world."

Fucking awesome, Katie. I was in San Fran AND San Diego for a bit in August, thoughts of moving to SF came to me too, although for now I'm in Toronto [my home base as well]… Amazing that you made the move. SF is amazing, I hear you big time.. Are you in Marin Area, SF central, or Oakland/Berkeley? :) No worries at all if you don't feel like posting!

Amazing that you got Month-to-Month too – wow – yes… very interesting indeed.

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