As we get older, responsibilities become our first priority. Our dreams, no matter how big or small get pushed under the rug along with the days dust. Every so often we lift that rug to sweep and perhaps glance at our dreams, whilst thinking one day. One day, I shall travel to that far away place, one day I shall write my memoirs, one day I shall learn that foreign language.
I met a neighbour this week and we got to chatting. He has traveled most of the world and I said that I was so jealous. So he asked "how come ?". So I innocently answered that I would love to travel the world, so he asked "so what is stopping you?". And for a very rare moment in my life, I was speechless. I could not think of any good excuses. The only response that I could come up with was a rather quiet "Um!".
I guess this is why me need to meet other people from different stages, ages and worlds - it makes us analyse our own thought processes. If I could come to Panama, then I can do anything. Dreams do come true, as I am living proof that things are possible. I always wanted to be a full time photographer and with a lot of support from my amazing Husband and others, that became a reality. I wanted to see more of the world, and thankfully my Husband was mad enough to want to do the same. If you really want something, then nothing will stand in your way. A lot of people thought we were NUTS for coming to Panama, and now I eats bowls of nuts for a nutritious snack. So do not think that others determine what is good for you. You know in your heart what is good for you and what will bring you contentment and the growth that your soul needs.
If I had listened to what others told me, I would probably be hiding under my bed right about now. Some people give advice out of support/love or jealousy, so be wary of what advice you choose to follow. At the end of the day, your heart and gut instinct will show you the right path.
So as we move towards the end of another year, what is your dream ? What is standing in the way of that dream/s becoming a reality.
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Stay Fabulous and Be Fearless.