I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely a dreamer: a creative, driven to fantasize and constantly compelled to put those thoughts out there into the ether. I’m driven by my dreams; in fact, this site is the result of one of my my biggest.
I’m also someone who get nagged by my ideas. If I have a dream or idea that’s just dying to be seen and heard, it will literally pester me until I can make it so. It could be something as small as an idea for an article or an outfit photo or as big as, well, changing the entire direction of Fashion.Style.Beauty. When I started this site a long time ago, my dream was to create a life that I wanted to live and to hopefully inspire others to do the same. Which is awesome in theory, but then things like bills and life start happening and, well, I’m like anyone else in that I tend to grasp tightly to the boats that keep me afloat.
“The dream can wait,” I seem to say to myself. “Not now, but soon.”
I should also add that I have a general rule: if I’m scared to do something, it usually means I should do it. Not a healthy fear of harm or pain kind of trepidation, but that fear of the unknown and/or the fear of failure that causes paralysis. What if it doesn’t work? What if it does work? What, what, what IF….
And then something magical starts happening if I give that dream a little more air: it takes life. It starts taking shape and demanding that I give it more time, more energy. Little else seems as interesting and then doors start closing, lifelines start getting cut. It’s almost like it’s demanding to be seen, like the dream has decided the time is NOW and it will be heard. And as other doors have closed for me recently, it seems that it’s time for me to take this next step, a step into becoming the Woman I’ve Always Wanted to Be.
And so, this is me, taking that step, becoming my dream. I hope I don’t wake up too soon, because I have a feeling this is going to be a great ride.
Join me, why don’t you?