Recently, Dan and I were at a crossroads. It was a good crossroads, one that had two pretty good roads to choose from, but a crossroads nonetheless. Im keeping my cards a little close to the chest until we have everything set in stone,¬†but I¬†think it’s important to share the big picture stuff with you to serve as an encouragement to you for you to keep on moving forward.
Dan and I are both adventurous spirits. If you haven’t clued into that yet, thats completely ok, but Im assuming you’re new around here.¬†In the span of our 7 year marriage, we have been on one epic kayak trip that lasted 8 months, we have moved from place to place a total of 11 times, which included 2 tents during our outdoor adventures, our stuff has all been packed up and stored 4 times. All this while we started a business together, AND…. stay in love!
This past week we were faced with a decision that boiled down to one choice: Go for your big scary dreams OR Settle down, Grow up, and Get comfortable. The allure of both options was truly hard for us to choose between. As you read, we have been on the move, making our dreams come true, for a long time. It’s not easy to do that! We are both pretty tired actually.¬†Each of our dreams and subsequent accomplishments and/or failures each took sacrifices and this one will be no different… and probably even harder. The risk is bigger. We don’t have any guarantee it will work. ¬†People think we are a bit crazy I think. Big Dreams take sacrifice and tears and self-doubt and risk and making choices and saying NO to somethings in order to have different things.
So in the face of choosing comfort, we once again chose a Big Scary Dream.¬†Im here to tell you that you can do that too.
That dream you have, the one that keeps popping up in the back of your head, give it a chance. Take one step today… right now, that explores the possibility to making that dream a reality. Write the first chapter of your memoir. Name your future coffee shop. Research that adoption agency. Buy that film camera. Just don’t give up.
Imagine your life with that dream as a reality, and then¬†remind yourself¬†that your one precious life is¬†worth giving it a go.¬†