But, in honor of another month our #TCM journey, here’s something to hold onto: your dream.
Sure, it sounds cliché, and you’ve heard it since you were a little kid. Dream BIG. Go for the gold. Show them what you're made of.
The dream, your dream in this instance, may be really big. But it can also feel quite small, in the scheme of things. What makes it big is not the goal, but its meaning to YOU. That’s something no one can ever take away. No business [a.k.a. a competitor.] No boyfriend. No lost material possession [see undie line, above.]
Trust me, there will be days when this dream seems really far away. Like that time [recently] when I yearned for an apartment that had finally opened in my 'dream' city of San Francisco. I knew, however, with the personal rate of my dream today, it just wasn't in the cards for me [a nicer way of saying I couldn’t afford it. ] I had taken nearly all of my money that I had made from my consulting business [minus food for Bear, my precious Chorkie] and put it into this magazine. There are days in which I am frustrated. Others, in which I wish I had a mentor. But then, I look at this journey I’m on, take a step back, and think, wow. The vision might change. The company might evolve. My own journey through health and wellness might take surprising new turns. But the point is, that the dream is still strong. The dream to own another company; to consistently find heath and happiness in myself and all things; and to inspire and empower others to do the same. To make a living from this dream doesn’t make it any more important. It just makes it more tangible.
My advice to you would be this: whatever you’re dreaming of, keep at it. Whether it’s a passion you explore between jobs, on a Saturday night when your friends are out partying, or amidst chatter at a coffee shop. It’s yours for a reason. It may change and grow with you. But the point is that it’s still yours. And so long as you set an intention to work towards it, visualize whatever that end-goal may be, and keep pushing at it, even when it’s hard, I promise that you’ll get there…in your own, sometimes messy, but always worthwhile, way.