Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Affirming my dreams- and an update

Yesterday it was really fun to be able to meet up with my college roommate and go downtown! We had deep dish at Pizzeria Due (amazing!!) and explored the Cloud Gate in Millenium Park.

Though we lived together for three years and get along great, this was only the second time we'd gone on a "roommate date"! The first was before classes began, freshman year.

Inside the sculpture- so crazy!
Life got really busy these past four years, so I'm glad we were able to meet up!

For Memorial Day, I went to a friend's church's barbeque on the beach. I didn't get any photos because it was about 40 degrees out, so my hands were in my pockets most of the time! It was really fun though- so thankful to meet and know so many great people here.

Every morning I've been listening to the daily doTERRA power calls- they are usually 15 minutes long and they have been a great way to start the day. One little point that really stuck out to me was this:

When a baby is learning how to walk, no one ever tells it, "You know what? Just crawl. You're never going to be able to walk. Just crawl." The baby doesn't see all the adults walking around and think to itself, "Oh, it's not worth it to walk. I'm just going to crawl for the rest of my life. I could never do that."
Yet we are soooo quick to look at our goals and dreams and passions and tell ourselves, "You could never do that. Why don't you aim a little lower so you don't disappoint yourself? Your goal is too lofty, too hard, unattainable, selfish, etc." So much of the time we don't accomplish what we want or we give up because we've managed to talk ourselves out of succeeding, sometimes without even knowing it. 
We talk ourselves out of building our pipeline, pursuing our dreams, and even just being content with who we are.

I want to make it a point to look at a picture of my goals and say, "I can do this and I will do this!"

I want to listen to the people around me who are encouraging me and lifting me up instead of talking their love and support right out of my head.

I want to listen to God who gives desires to our hearts for a reason, along with a spirit of power, love, and self-control. 

It's time I stopped talking myself out of my dreams and passions and started pursuing them! Living them!

Who's with me?

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