Life at the moment feels a bit like a hot air ballon. All up in the air.
With “the big adventure” coming to an end in just two weeks, my plans for returning to the 804 have been a hot topic.
With no job, no future plans, and only a small room in my parents house, thinking about the possibilities of what I could do next is a massive question mark.
Sometimes I wish I had a five or even one year plan but, future planning is not on my list of skills currently. There is no due date or instruction manual for hopes and dreams other than the ones you place for yourself.
The possibilities are truly endless.
At this point the rest of my life is a blank page that I’m eager to fill with wander-ful things.
It is empowering to have your life in your own hands and it’s freeing to not be tied down to anything but your own imagination and dreams.
What’s even greater is that often the dreams and desires we have are planted in our hearts and minds by God.
How much greater could life be if we put the tools back into the creators hands and allow Him to paint the rest of the picture for us.
Once you get a taste of how beautifully reachable this world actually is, everything becomes a bit more attainable.
Nothing can stop you once you realize that the world is not big and scary, but lovely and full of endless potential.
The things that you want in life are at your finger tips.
Do you want ice cream? Go get it.
Do you want to change your hair? Do it.
Do you want to go on a trip? Just go.
Go get what you want.
Do what you dream of doing.
Move to the U.K.
Go to Switzerland.
Be a fitness trainer/nutritionist.
Go to California.
Take that class.
Learn that language.
Say yes to that opportunity.
Ask the girl out on a date.
Make the phone call.
Send the message.
Do what you need to do.
Life is what you make it.
For so long I sat around wishing and hoping that one day I’d be able to travel but I never thought I’d actually do it.
But then I did it. I took one step and it started the movement to discovering greatness.
I filled out an application, booked my flights, and went.
6 months, 6 continents.
It’s possible. I did it, so can you.
You’ll never get to where you want to be if you don’t hit the gas.
If you want to be a go-getter you have to go and get.
You’ll never regret chasing a dream.
Sometimes things don’t always turn out the way we want them to. Sometimes it’s a total bust and other times it’s different but in a much better way.
Regardless, you still did it and there’s something to be learned from that.
In all of this however you have to remember to always be giving. Give cheerfully. Giving doesn’t always mean money either. You can give money, kindness, a smile, a hug, a laugh, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear.
Over the past six months I have learned more about myself than I have in my entire lifetime.
I’ve realized that I want to be a go-getter. A leader, full of kindness and strength. I want to make missions a lifestyle by simply treating others the way I want to be treated and showing God’s love to everyone. I have learned that I have a heart for people. I want to help empower and call out the gold in others.
Everyone is worthy of knowing the truth about themselves.
Everyone is worthy of knowing that they can achieve their dreams.
You can achieve your dreams.
You can make a difference.
And it all starts with just one step.
The first step is always the scariest but it’s worth it friend.
All my love,