Does it feel like dreaming and hoping about new things seems more difficult as we grow older?
Have we learned the hard way about being disappointed, being too tired, being too complacent, being too????
Does the fear of failure stop us from even trying?
Most of us have answered yes to these questions (even if it was only to ourselves).
BUT... as C.S. Lewis says, You are Never Too Old to Set Another Goal or Dream a New Dream!
Change is hard, but can also be soooo rewarding.
Let yourself think back to a time when your future was an empty canvas just waiting to be painted any color you wanted (before life and responsibilities took priority). What is your passion? What makes your heart smile? What would you like to do...one day? We all have one-day lists so let's move something from a one-day list to today (or at least to this month).
Take a deep breath. Set aside some time for yourself. Pick one and jump in.
For me it was being an artist. Throughout my life I'd been crafty and creative, but my corporate jobs always took first priority. Only leftover energy (when I had any) was given to the artistic endeavors that made my heart smile. (Why is it that we're so often stingy with ourselves...that we're the last priority?)
It was only when I made myself take a solid chunk of vacation time that I was able to take my first steps with painting and mixed media. The scariest part is just starting...without really knowing what the outcome will be. This is super hard for the Planner inside of me. :)
Around 2am one morning I finished my first pieces. AND I couldn't believe how happy I was. They were baby steps...but they were my baby steps. It made me excited to keep working on my art, to keep learning new things, and to keep investing in my passion.
And now, for each piece of art I create, I still get that happy feeling and my heart smiles.
Dream a New Dream.
Have a Hope for the Future.
Set Aside Time for You.
Hope you find your dream this week.
Dream a New Dream
Plans for Your Future