How To Make Dreams Come True
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”
When I was 18 and dreamed about what I wanted my life to be like after high school, I imagined living a big, adventurous life.
I wanted to make a difference in the world somehow. To travel to exotic places, to be inspired and amazed by life and to inspire others. To learn and teach and live life on my own terms. I wanted to be free. To me it seemed totally possible and I felt it deeply as a calling in my soul. I didn’t know how to make it happen, but I knew I could figure it out if I tried.
To every one around me though it seemed like a fantasy. The pipe dream of a naïve teenager.
You can’t just travel, you need a job.
How are you going to sustain yourself?
You need a career, stability.
You need to be practical.
My family, my friends, my church were all telling me to do the opposite of what my heart was pulling me towards. I didn’t have answers for their questions or rebuttals for their facts. I just had this deep feeling that I couldn’t shake. I didn’t yet know that my soul knew best and that if I courageously followed it, it would lead me to a life beyond my dreams and I was afraid to listen to it because everyone around me was telling me I was wrong.
I had no proof otherwise. I had no experience to back up my intuition, no one who believed in me, and no example that it was possible to succeed by following your heart.
So, as a naïve teenager, I believed them and took the advice of the majority. I followed the crowd instead of following my soul.
Long story short, (which you can read all about in my book) I learned the hard way that following someone else’s path will never lead you to your own fulfillment.
I got so far down the road I had been told to take that I had no idea who I was or what I wanted for myself anymore.
The past few years have been a radical experiment in blazing a new trail for myself, one that is uniquely my own.
I’ll be the first to tell you it hasn’t been easy. It’s hard to tune out the outside noise and commentary and make your own voice the loudest. To choose to yourself when you’ve been taught to do for others first. To go against the grain when all you have to go on is a feeling deep in your belly. To overcome your own fears and doubts and embrace faith instead. It took me years to figure out how to be true to myself and trust my own inner guidance.
But I’ll also be the first to tell you I would not trade a second of the struggle for what I know now. Having reached depths and heights I never imagined possible, I can say the hard journey back to yourself is ALWAYS worth it.
If there’s one thing I know for sure...
... magic happens when you choose believe in yourself and step outside your comfort zone into the unknown.
I’ve gotten to a place where I trust my soul implicitly and take action following a finely tuned intuition.
It’s allowed me to grow and accomplish incredible things in a short amount of time. The steps I follow are the same ones I teach my clients so they can do the same.
In journeying into the unknown, we recognize a greater part of ourselves and in that higher vibration of becoming and ultimately loving more of ourselves, we attract into our lives who and what is aligned with this greater version. We experience ourselves as our true home and constant resource. From that place we have access to a wealth of love, grace, peace and strength that not only sustains us, but affords us the chance to extend it to others too.
That’s how we make a difference in the world. By becoming more of ourselves.
So, 18 years and a detour through disability, depression and divorce later, here I am embracing that big adventurous life I dreamed of. Fully aligned with that calling in my soul.
I’m getting ready to leave Toronto next month and head to Thailand to be amazed by life once again!
I’m equally nervous and excited to be diving into the unknown.
For how long? I don’t know.
To do what? Not sure!
What’s after Thailand? No clue.
Aren’t you scared? Absolutely!
But I also know I’m going to be ok.
My journey has given me the proof I once needed. My experience has taught me that I don’t need other’s to believe in me if I believe in myself. My soul knows the way. I just need to be brave enough to keep following it. My intuition is clear and my trust muscle is strong. I know I’m supported by a friendly Universe.
In the words of David Bowie, ‘I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it wont be boring.’ I’m excited to bring you along on this next adventure and I hope it sparks in you your own desire to live free, whatever that looks like for you.
That call in your soul is there for a reason. It’s intricately linked to your purpose. If you’re brave enough to listen to it, it will lead you to fulfillment and a life beyond your wildest dreams.
Until next time,
Sending you all my love,