What's stopping you? I am so grateful and thankful that God has given me a spirit of tenacity.
So many times I held onto a dream even in the face of opposition. Sometimes this was a good thing, finishing school for example, sometimes not so much...too many examples to recall here. The point is if I never tried, I never would have known what the outcome would have been.
Freedom comes in fantasizing the possibilities and stepping off shore to test the waters.
We were all put here to fulfill a purpose. As time goes by, my purpose shifts and changes. For those who live long enough, this is going to be true. Our lives take on different faces as we go through the seasons.
For me, it was to secure enough education to get married at 17. Then, learn to be an adult without much help. Raise two children. Start and change careers time and time again until I got it right. Go through many, many ups and downs with addiction, depression, hopes dashed and new possibilities arising.
There were happy years of contentment, tumultuous years of change, painful years of uncertainty and times through it all of the elation of dreams realized.
The fact is, I felt like a failure for much of it. Thank God, He never gave up on me when I was ready to give up on myself. He had a plan all along. Looking back over all the "failures" I realize each one, each step, has led me where I am today.
Today I AM strong, confident, fearless (for the most part), curious and happy. I can see around the corner just enough to realize I don't know what's there and waking up each day with excitement at the possibilities.
I intend to keep on stepping off the shore, looking ahead, not behind. The waves may be daunting at times, but the hope of a beautiful discovery drives me. Will you join the journey?