Yup, the above quote sums it up nicely. It resonates with me. It calls to me. Deep down in the pit of my stomach, I feel it. I have a purpose and a dream. I am going confidently in the direction of my dreams. They were placed in my heart for a reason. I have wants and desires and I am not necessarily talking about monetary wants and desires. For example, I want and strive to be the best wife for my Ginger. This is a role that I have never been in before and to be honest, was not sure I ever would be. Just like anything new, it has been a growing process, especially if one has 1. never lived with anyone outside of your immediate family and 2. lived alone for years before we moved in together. But each day, I put my best self forward, not just for him, but really and truly it is more about me. I want to be my best self. I am a business owner and I want to see that business grow. I want to be able to pour some of my profit back into my community, locally and globally. I want to inspire and empower others. I want to help others dream and to take that next step forward, even if it is a baby step or maybe even what feels like a crawl. I want to whisper to my inner child…go, go confidently in the direction of your dreams and I want you to do this as well.
Previously, I have always taken pride in a job well done. In giving it my all in whatever I do. In being that go-getter. Taking on projects, other peoples requests, sometimes ignoring my own needs and desires for the sake of others, working for others and working long hours at multiple jobs, sometimes with little to no reward. I said yes to things, when i should of said no. I took on more responsibilities, when really, it was in my best interest to just take some down time, a day off or a day to go and relax and have fun. I did not listen to my inner voice…my dream. I kept that dream silent and quiet at times. I made excuses as to why. I am sure that you have said them to yourself before, “I don’t have enough time, money, not good enough, what if i fail” and more. Sometimes, I even listened to people close to me, I listened to their own doubts, and letting them influence my own dream. Quenching it. Dousing the flames to embers, but not extinguishing them. Deep down the fire, the desire, it has been there my entire life. A little rebel, pushing the buttons and being outside of the “box”. I know that I was and am born for greatness. My greatness. I may not know entirely what path or direction, that will take me, but I know that I know. And that dream is alive. It is stirring in me. I can no longer quench it. The time is mine to act. I trust the process. I trust that God will guide me, go before me and be with me on this journey.
I am going to be honest. I have not given my all in this endeavor. I have slacked with this website at times. I have slacked in my hand stamping business. But no more. I could tell you reasons why – ie, I am working full time, balancing home life, 2 active Pups, 2 cats, Church and of course do not forget the two cooking courses. Sometimes because of lack of knowledge. All of this is true. I accept responsibility for my actions and my choices. And certain elements, like the two cooking courses, are and were a part of my business and one that I want to grow. But.and this is a big BUT, I have to create the space for what I truly want and desire. I have to listen to that dream. It is saying, go, go…I said, GO — CONFIDENTLY, in the direction of your dreams. There has been a shift. I can feel it. I know it. I am going confidently in the direction of my dreams. No matter how long it takes, how ugly it gets or exciting the process. I am going. I am doing. I am and was born for greatness.
Now, if you have made it this far, you might be wondering why it matters to you and why am I telling you this. Both good questions. When I sat down to write this am, I actually had something else that I thought I was going to write about, but when I started writing, these words, these thoughts, these ideas, they just came out. They wanted to be written and come to life. They want me to tell you, so that I can no longer hide behind other agendas, responsibilities or excuses. By writing this, I am placing myself accountable to you; my readers, my family, my friends. I am all in. I am ready, willing and able to make the changes that I need to make my dreams, including growing my business, into my reality, but I NEED you. All of you. Yes, you. YOU reading this right now.
What steps am I doing to do to grow my business? I will be posting at least once a week. I will be making change to the website here soon. I am in the process of coming up with new content, new recipes, new ideas – monthly book club discussion anyone? Videos?
I can not do this without you. Life was meant to be lived, interacted and enjoyed together. I hope, no scratch that, I pray that you will join me on this journey and I would love to hear what kinds of posts you would like to read, participate in or any recipes that you would love for me to share. Above all, my hope is that I inspired you. Take a deep breathe. Be honest with yourself. Do you have a dream that is has dwindled from a roaring fire to barely warm embers? Do you need to take a step or a crawl forward? GO! Go CONFIDENTLY, in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined 🙂 What is your dream?
Life is beautiful,
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