I am a dreamer…Always walking as steadily as I can in the direction of my dreams. When I was a child, I never said, “When I grow up I want to be (insert highly admirable, reasonably tangible career)”. My dream career was always some far fetched, sky’s the limit dream like being an Olympic gymnast or becoming the equivalent of Miley Cyrus (minus the booty shorts). When it came time to choose a college, I never wanted to attend any of the highly respected schools in my home state of Oklahoma— I wanted to get out, move somewhere huge and make my way in NYC or LA. What did I want to do? Well… I didn’t know, that changed as much as the Oklahoma weather, but I knew whatever it was, it was going to be great. For as long as I can remember I have had the desire to change the world and do something big for my generation.
This tendency to dream big has led me to many personal successes and many of my dreams have become a reality. But this go-getter mentality has also come with its own set of frustrations. “When am I finally going to get to NYC? When will I get my big break? Is it time for me to change the world yet and where is my Prince Charming?” Are all questions that have raced through my mind on more than a few occasions. As an aspiring speaker, writer, entrepreneur and hopeless romantic, I have had my eye on the finish line for most of my life and have only recently learned… I’m missing out! At times, I have been so busy trying to get to where I want to be that I have failed to savor the people, experiences and lessons that ultimately add up to make me who I am and who I know I will one day become.
But in my defense, what’s a girl to do? We live in a society that is so busy running the rat race that as a collective consciousness we have forgotten that life is not about the destination, it’s all about the journey. My journey, like so many others, is filled with big dreams, the hope of a fairytale and a passion for life that just might make it work out. I’m learning that the road to our dreams is not always smoothly paved and there are quite a few detours, but I am more and more convinced that with a little patience and a lot of faith we will all end up exactly where we are supposed to be. My website is about the lessons we learn while we are on our way to where ever it is we aspire to be. Here you will find my self-help/memoir hybrid plus the stories of other inspiring 20-something’s daring to live the lives of their dreams as well.
I don’t write these posts as the expert, I write them as the girl next door—the best friend, the sister—who is living and learning just like you. It is my hope that when you read this blog, you leave with inspiration, hope and an undeniable sense that you are not alone. I pray that through these stories of personal growth, inspiration and lessons learned you too will find the courage to pursue your own dreams with all your heart and the peace to simply trust the process, knowing the outcome is already beautifully written.
Welcome to the Journey!