We all had big dreams as children. So full of life with stars in our eyes and chaos in our hearts; ready to change the world. Some of us have chased after those dreams and achieved amazing things; while some of us have put those dreams on the back burner for over half of our lives. Why? Why do we give up our dreams? What’s holding us back? I’ve analyzed this quite a bit, and the only conclusion I’ve come to is Fear. Fear of Failure. Fear of rejection. Fear that we aren’t actually good at the things we love to do. There has always been a little voice in the back of my mind whispering that I wasn’t good enough. I finally started to tell that voice to sit down and shut up. I’ve Learned to tune it out, because it’s wrong. I am enough, more than enough. So are you.
I’ve heard that whatever you did as a child that made the hours pass like seconds, is the work you should be doing for the rest of your life. Some of my favorite childhood memories are all the adventures I had in my mind; my imagination was endless. As I got a little older, I started to write. I loved it. I Lived for it. I had the confidence that I was going to be successful and I wasn’t afraid to tell the world. Somewhere along the way, something happened to that self-assurance and that dream got set aside. But my dream never died. It has always been there, collecting dust in the corner of my heart, waiting for the right time. The truth is, the “right” time doesn’t exist. There is only now, and the fire in my soul can no longer be contained. I’m setting out on this journey knowing that I may fail, many times. I’m prepared to face rejection over and over; knowing that it’s all going to be worth it in the end. If I don’t take a swing, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. Bravery is not the absence of fear, but continuing in spite of it.
There’s something wondrous that occurs when I’m writing. After awhile, it’s almost as if conscious thought has stopped. The pen in my hand has a life of it’s own, as it dances across the page. It feels like the entire universe is flowing through my fingertips. I’ve come alive, and my soul is connected to the divine. The stars are aligned, and time ceases to exist. It’s in that moment that I know. This is it. My purpose. This is the reason I’m here. I’m addicted to that magical feeling. If you have anything in your life that makes you feel that way, you need to do more of it. If there is a dream in your heart that invades your mind every day, then you need to go after it with every fiber of your being. Forget fear and focus on your FIRE. Let’s light up the world together. 💫