I hadn’t thought of an idea to write about yet today, because my mind is spinning from all the recent developments and all the potential that tomorrow holds. I’m feeling torn between amazement of all that’s happened, and all the ideas for where I want to go next.
And then I just had this great realization that I’ve been here before. This past Dec I was celebrating several wins from the early phase of my business, and eagerly – maybe a bit impatiently – anticipating all the things I wanted to accomplish next, and I had this distinct moment, a few days before Christmas, when it dawned on me that I should stop and take time to process and soak it in and just really be grateful for everything that had happened that year. I stopped and really thought about where I was a year prior, and it filled me with this overwhelming sense of gratitude for all the wonderful ways that my life had changed.
And I just had a parallel experience tonight. In the midst of a turmoil of thoughts about decisions and new paths, it dawned me that it’s time to stop and savor success for a bit.
We closed on our house last week, and were able to make substantial progress on some debt payoff and savings goals. And yesterday I went to check the mail and found our official letter of approval to homeschool from our new city. And my husband and I have both moved on from the company that a year ago I didn’t know if or when we’d ever manage to move on from, even though I knew in my heart that we needed to.
So yeah, homeschooling, selling the house, new job, new business. These are big dreams that have been on my heart, and behind everything I’ve done, since I started blogging and learning about online entrepreneurship two years ago.
I set out Jan 1 fully prepared for it to take all year to accomplish those goals, and it’s the middle of April.
So yeah I’m going to slow down for a moment and really savor the moment. Tonight and for the next few days I’m going to fill my mind with this incredible sense of gratitude until I feel it in every part of my being.
In reflecting back, one thing that stands out is that with each big goal I’ve accomplished, I set an intention, full of emotion, that I was going to accomplish it, in spite of having no idea of how I was going to do it. And then from that place I set out to figure out how it might turn out to be possible, with attitude of faith and gratitude that it was possible and it was my future and all I had to do was take the next step as best I could at each point.
If you’ve got some big dreams, I hope that encourages you to press on toward them, and if you don’t I want to encourage you to do some self discovery and self care, and figure out what your dreams are. We all have them, but sometimes they get forgotten in the midst of life. And that’s not where they belong, we are all meant to recover, pursue and live our dreams, the ones that make our souls sing, where we end up helping others and enjoying abundance while becoming our best selves. Pursue those dreams, and you’ll find life itself rallying to assist you.