Close your eyes and imagine yourself living your dream life in 10 years. Got it? Who is around you? What are you doing? Where are you? I’ll bet that you were doing something you loved surrounded by the people you love. Am I right? I’m guessing that I was. :) So why do we worry about all of those little details? Why do we stress so much about things that probably don’t matter all that much?
During our vision and goal session at lululemon last week, this connection was made. Jenna brought up the fact that for the majority of our visions, we are surrounded by the people we love, in an environment we love doing something we love. My vision? Pretty bang smack on. Yes, yes and – you guessed it – yes. Sure I’ve put it out for everyone to read (which really was a hard, and extremely vulnerable thing to do) but that’s just how badly I want to make it happen. How I WILL make it happen. How badly I BELIEVE that I will be living my dream life. It’s already all beginning….
It’s funny because last week I wrote about almost feeling guilty that life has been so generous to me lately. That I was expecting it to take a turn for the worse because that’s what happens, right? Well after talking to some beautiful soul’s in my life, I’ve decided to change my mind. Why not reach for more and believe that life can get better. That I can continue to build on my foundation, making my support network stronger and stronger, doing what I love, filling my heart & soul with everything it needs and wants. Building on my dream career, building on my more than dream life. Even though things aren’t how I see myself in 10 years YET, I really do feel as though I’m living the dream. Things aren’t perfect, but that’s the beauty in my dream. It’s real. Real love, and sometimes some real pain to go along with it. But that’s what makes it so frickin’ awesome! Challenges. Growth. Friends and family to journey with. I couldn’t ask for anything more. The new and exciting road ahead is filled with opportunity, growth, challenges and definite fun & adventure. So from now on, I’m in a state of belief that I can continue living my dream. Right now. Not expecting that things will take a turn for the worst – not anymore anyways.
I can’t express enough my gratitude for the people in my life. They continue to blow me out of the water and keep me on track. They continue to love life with me, showing me so many more experiences. Challenging me to try more. And best of all, making me bust a gut in doing so. I am so grateful. Hence, the SUP-er weekend. Stand-Up-Paddle-Boarding. My summer love. Happy 30th birthday Clori! And Steph, you rock – bevy’s + a picnic on a paddle board in Deep Cove? DONE!
Grasp your dream vision 10 years from now. If you are surrounded by everything you love in this vision of yours, why not surround yourself RIGHT NOW with everything you love. Start now. Make it happen. Don’t wait for the perfect circumstances to come to you. Don’t wait for the right timing, the right amount of money, the perfect moment – it will never really come. You just have to start now. Bring your vision to life. I’m striving for this in my life, and I’m loving every minute of it.
Smile with your heart!
P.S. I started The Artist’s Way this morning! The basics: 3 pages of non-stop writing every morning to stimulate your creative self (a distraction for that ego voice which try’s to convince us to be too darn cautious), a date with yourself once a week (I think I’m already ahead of the game on that one!), a chapter of reading a week and exercises to be done during the week as well. I’ll be posting more info about it on Thursday after our weekly lulu book club meeting – but if you’re interested in joining me on this journey, join on in! If not, I’m sure there’s going to be some great ‘AH-HA’ moments coming your way. I already was encouraged by my creative self to dust off the piano and play my heart out at 8:30am, on a Sunday morning! I’m excited :)
Have the best day of your LIFE!!!!! START NOW!