I don’t know about you, but there was a time when I was so burdened down with the responsibilities of life that slowly…very slowly…I forgot to dream. Then, I just stopped dreaming. I stopped being curious about life and the people in my life. I stopped believing in possibilities. I stopped experiencing wonder and joy. Do any of you feel this way? If so, do you want to stop the “stopping” and start doing something new?
Would you be willing to challenge your habitual ways of thinking?
If you are anything like me, or so many of my friends, you have experienced much of what I’ve described. I don’t have a miracle for you, but I can tell you that the first step to begin again is to ask yourself, “What do I really want?” If you don’t know, talk to a trusted friend, someone you know will be a great sounding board to bounce off thoughts and ideas. A person who loves you and will bring no shame or judgment to you as you process.
If you decide you want to live more fully alive where dreams are revived, wonder, joy, and curiosity are regular occurrences, and possibilities are endless, it’s up to you to do something different. Give yourself permission to take off the limits and really dream.
Listen, if I can do it, you can too. I was so stuck. I sometimes felt like my life was on autopilot, playing on repeat over and over. I was the type of woman who constantly served others. Not only did I NOT consider what I wanted, but didn’t even think I had permission to do anything just for me.
I’m here to say that YOU DO HAVE PERMISSION girl! Go for it, dream big! Take off the limits and see what might begin to percolate up from your spirit. Trust yourself to hear, step out, and accomplish what only you are intended to do. My intention (and hopefully yours) is to live life fully. When my days are complete, I want to be all used up, every last bit of me, knowing I did my best, fulfilled my dreams and passions, and leave a legacy worth leaving!