“What’s important is that you make the leap. Jump high and hard with intention and heart. It’s up to you to make your life. Take what you have and stack it up like a tower of teetering blocks. Build your dream around that.” Cheryl Strayed.
Dreams. It's easy to be talked out of them. People who love us mean well, especially if we've come through a hard time. They want us to be safe. They want us to have things that fit into their ideas of what we need, what would make us happy, - the norms, the life experiences everyone chooses. Things that are easier to achieve, easier to grasp onto.
But desires, and passions and hopes, and dreams are personal. No one can feel what we feel. No one can sense the tug inside our gut pulling us in the direction where few go - the uncommon, the path rarely used.
It's often a struggle to say yes to that tug, to the dream, to the purposes we need to follow. But to not go after it is to live empty.
My friend's mother was a doctor. When she retired, she sold her house and all that she had and moved to El Salvador to provide medical care to the poor. At 65 she fulfilled a dream that had played in her heart most of her life. I was in awe of this woman and afraid for her but she is still there, happy, giving, and living her best life.
Today, I choose to build my life on the things that play in my heart and build my own dreams. I want to jump high and hard with intention. I want to live wild and free.
Have a great Thursday, Guys.