Will It Be Day One or One Day?

I’m a big dreamer, a go-getter. I’m up until the wee hours of the morning, thinking, planning, drawing, writing, researching. I fall asleep with ideas running circles in my mind and wake with stars in my eyes (and a serious need for caffeine!)

“Days pass, weeks pass, months pass, and before you know it years have passed. And what do we have to show for it?”

You see, I’m not content with “normal”. Never have been. I have huge aspirations and want to create a name for myself. So why haven’t I? The same reason most people continue working their 9-5 with only the weekends to look forward to:

“SUCCESS requires ACTION and the willingness to FAIL.”

I grew up an honor student, the gifted child, the cheer captain. School came easy to me and when I wanted something, I worked my hiney off to achieve it. So when I look at where I’m at today, I feel an intense amount of disappointment. I feel as though I have failed myself and the people who have expected so much from me.

I start to dissect the situation. Why haven’t I become what I consider a success? Why haven’t I created the personal brand I’ve dreamt of having?

Because I’ve been too damn worried about what people think.

To become successful and live an extraordinary life, you must take risks. To become successful, you must fail over and over and over again. With failure comes embarrassment and frustration.

“When we become too focused on what others think, we start to change our road map, sometimes even losing sight of our original destination.”

I don’t want to hear discouragement from the people I care most about. Heck, I don’t want to hear snarky comments from strangers! But I also don’t want to look back on my life when I’m 100-years-old and think “what if?”.

So today, I’m sitting in a quaint coffee shop in a delightfully small town in Texas making a commitment to myself to make my dreams a reality. This is DAY ONE.

I’m committing to sharing my journey to hold myself accountable and hopefully inspire others to go after what they want. As I learn the ropes, I plan to share them with you.

Here’s to making mistakes and learning a lot along the way. Here’s to living the life I’ve dreamed of, regardless of what the naysayers believe.

I hope you’ll follow me and join me on this adventure.

“The best is yet to come.”