When I was a young girl, I had a dream placed on my heart. That dream has stayed with me my whole life, and until recently, I wasn’t very serious about pursuing it.
It was something that I knew I had to do in my life and honestly, it was something that I thought would just *happen*. I thought that the stars would align perfectly and I would complete everything necessary. And then, poof! one day receive notification that I had done it!
But that is not how it works!
When pursuing your passions, you will face seasons of complacency. “I love my job now.” “I need to obtain these financial goals and then I will (fill in the blank)”. “If it was meant to have happened, it would have happened by now.” Comparison is also a HUGE component of this (more on that at a later time). My whole life I was told that I could be anything I wanted to be, yet I felt little desire to actually take the steps to fulfill my life’s purpose.
I went to College, I had mentors, I even took steps to put myself on track to obtain credentials I needed to see my dreams come to fruition. But time and time again, my doubt came knocking!
One day, I was tired of the excuses. I had had enough of myself! It was during this time that I had made a new friend, and was describing to her, very openly, about what I knew I needed to do with my life and the passions that God had laid on my heart. Her response was incredibly overwhelming with confirmation that I knew I needed.
She believed she could, so she did.
A few months after that conversation with my friend, who I met through Toledo Moms (honey, find your community! Better yet, join ours!), I signed up for the necessary classes I needed! I just finished the first one this past Saturday and gained such a wealth of knowledge! I had various confirming moments during that 8 hour Saturday! My hope is that this momentum continues until I am finished next year!
If there is something that you know you have to do- something that you are passionate about, yet you have never even shared it with anyone, do me a favor and share it with someone! Share it with me! I would love that! There is SO much power in sharing your heart with someone and speaking things out loud that you never imagined saying. It filled my heart to the brim to be able to tell my friend what I wanted to do, what I was called to do. Sometimes you don’t even realize its your calling until you take that first step toward your passion and purpose!
My sincere hope for you is that whatever your passion is, whatever your dream is, that you grab It and run with it!