I recently was very discouraged by a few people concerning my dreams.
Now, you see I have a very strong opinion about people who discourage other people’s dreams. I whole-heatedly believe that people who do not offer support, encouragement and love concerning your dreams, do so for a very valid reason. This reason is because they lacked this same support, encouragement and love concerning their dreams at some point in their life. The result is a very black and white thinking about how realistic your dreams are or are not.
The amazing thing to me is that even though I have the above opinion in my mind, being discouraged about my dreams hurts.
After a little “soul searching”, I realized something about the discouragement I received… it fed my own insecurities. By being told that I couldn’t do what I have been verbalizing to people, a part of me was validated… but not a good part.
You see, dreams are very healthy things. Dreams ignite the part of our mind that connects with our heart. At the same time, dreams are scary things… however I am coming to realize that the people who dream, are some of the most satisfied and enjoyable people in this world.
I want to you to know that your dreams are something worth perusing. Maybe, with time, you will come to see that your dream didn’t pan out quite the way you expected it to, or maybe you accomplish making your dream a reality. Maybe your dream grows and morphs into something that looks a little different than what it did when it was first birthed within your heart.
It doesn’t matter the end result, what matter is that you keep dreaming. Keeping believing in yourself and your abilities and allow yourself to grow throughout the experience. I promise it will be worth it!
My dreams –
I want to grow this tiny space on the interweb into a business that helps people take control of their health in a holistic and natural way.
I want to offer some sort of support to teenage moms… whether being able house some while they finish high school or by setting up a ministry of some sort that mentors and encourages them to love their children the way they wish they were loved.
I want to raise children knowing what hard work and love is. Whether this is by sending them to public school, private school or homeschooling them myself I really don’t care as long as they are hard working individuals who genuinely love to love others.
I want to have a small farm some day. I want to know where my food is coming from and understand the hard work that goes into getting it to my table. I want to be a part of everything involved in the nourishment that takes place in my home.
What are some of your dreams?