Tuesday, July 1, 2014

To Dream the Impossible Dream

I've recently decided to DREAM. Not a safe dream with boundaries I can control. Not the kind of dream with hazy edges and broad limits because I don't want to tell the Universe what I specifically want...because what if I don't get it? I have lower to fall if my hopes get too high, right?

I've heard lots of successful people tell other wannabe successful people, "Don't have expectations." Meaning work hard, do all you can, and expect nothing. Then you're not disappointed, and if it happens, it happens, right?

Well, I'm declaring right here, right now, I have expectations. I'm going to believe I'm the writer, the mom, the person I want to be because that belief creates it. That belief infuses a sprinkling of fairy dust over everything I touch, every relationship I have, every good thing I do.

I won't live lost in the future, in that miserable in-between of me staring in despair over what I don't have, of only believing I'll be happy when I get what I want. That's not what I'm talking about.

I'm talking about living in the present, knowing who I am--past, present, and future--and being who I am, reaching the full capacity of who I am, and glowing with it. I will BE. I will live. I will hope for the "impossible" without fear or the limits others might seek to place on me.

Perhaps it's a bit of madness--Don Quixote's "impossible dream." I accept that. Because I know what miracles have happened in my life when I finally dared to take a bold step into the darkness, not just a tentative tiptoe.

I will give myself to all that I do. I will be true to myself. And I will encourage everyone who crosses my path that they can do the same.

To truly BE is to let go. Of fear. Of the idea of failure. It's being grateful for what you have but knowing it's okay to want more. It's okay to want to embrace your life with every ounce of light within you and see how bright you can shine with what was given to you. If you think about it, it's insulting to want any less.

So who's going to dream with me?


  1. THIS is an epic beginning and such embracing advice for anyone. Thank you for believing so much in you that you wrote this, because it is what I need to hear and remind myself as well. I have prior commitments too, family, job, activites but it doesn't mean I can't shoot high and hope. I can hope all I want. It's my right. This was amazing. Hugs!!

  2. Well this freaking awesome! :) I believe in you girl. Great things are about to happen for you.

  3. You're doing a very brave thing! I know whatever you set your sights on you will achieve. :)

  4. Me me...I want to dream with you. So many great things are in store for you, and I'm excited for your dreams to come true--because they will. You are such an inspiration, and I LOVE this post.

  5. You guys are awesome. I feel like I need to shout out, "Go team!" <3

  6. YES! You! Me! All of us! Go Team Dreamers!

  7. Now I want to hear you sing this . . . But really, I think it's inspiring. Go you!

  8. Love this, Katie. I've recently started to dream more and will be moving that into more action soon, and I'm scared and I don't want to be! But this gives me more courage. You're such an inspiration. :)