When you are following your dreams everything is uncertain. You don’t know whats going to happen to you. You don’t know if you’re going to succeed. You may end up sleeping in your car.
What matters is the fact that you pursued your passion.
You made a decision to step up and follow your dreams when you didn’t know how everything was going to turn out.
Dreams and following your passion is one of the most dangerous things you’ll ever do, but you can do it.
Don’t be afraid.
Saturday night, sitting in my parking space in front of my town home, tears poured out of my eyes as if someone had died. Monday morning was just around the corner and I would have to return to my job. No one hated me at work, (that I knew of) and I did not hate the job or anyone there. What was happening to me was that I was not able to live my dream. Finally, getting out of the car at 3 a.m. and making my way into my town home the tears continued. I lay in bed all day on Sunday, dreading Monday. I got myself together and I went to go get the answer to know what to do next. When I arrived at my mom’s I sat on the side of her bed, swollen face and all. She asked, “What’s the matter?” I said, “I want to live my dream.” She said, “Then do it.” I said, “You don’t understand, I don’t want to go to my job in the morning.” I could not believe that my mother was saying for me to live my dream. She was the very person I KNEW would tell me to return to work. She told me, “Hell, you need to be happy, so live your dream.”
I had been telling others, “Quit that job and do what you love!” It was time to practice what I preached. So on March 22, 2010 what started out as a group page on Face Book had worked itself into a talk show. I called my job and let them know I would not be back again. I knew I could not go back to the job with the school system. I was so certain that I had a plan, then six weeks later things seemed to come undone. What was I to do? Call my job back and tell them I was just kidding? When the writing I was doing did not take the exact route I had hoped, someone asked, “Why don’t you do a talk show?” The idea of doing a Blog Talk Radio show sort of fell in my lap, this was new to me. I had not heard much about it or how it worked. Plus my thought was funds were tight.
You may wonder “Is she living her dream?” You better know she is! She wanted to be an educator since she the age of 5 and her only students were her Raggedy Ann doll and Brown Bear. Class was held outside in a non-traditional setting. Not realizing that this would be the course her life would take, nontraditional. What started out as a blog is now a blog radio talk show. Each day the goal is to invest in the community good seeds that will grow and produce productive citizens. All of her life she has been consistent in sharing information with others as she has learned it. Katherine says, “It has been my desire to educate others.” So now she is doing just what she has held in her heart for many years. Through her understanding, people die when they do not know. So that saying, what you don’t know won’t hurt you…is a lie!
We can grow together.
There are various ways to prepare yourself for what might come your way, whether that’s a tough work project, a crisis, the loss of a loved one, an argument with your partner, or the zombie apocalypse.
One way is to get everything ready for anything that’s likely to come: get all your survival equipment, prepare your skills, plan for your work projects, get your affairs in order, think through your arguments, and so on.
The trouble with this is you don’t know what’s coming. And so you’ll spend your entire life preparing for various things, and not really be ready. And who wants to spend their life just preparing?
Another way of preparing is learning some skills that will have you ready for just about anything that might come.
This is the survival kit of living.
First, the philosophy: you can’t prepare for the details of every single possible thing that might come your way in the future, because the future is uncertain. Instead, realize that the external events are just details … the real thing to prepare yourself for is what happens internally. And it’s pretty much the same thing. So we’re going to learn some internal survival skills that will help us deal with anything the future holds.
Second, a little prep before you prep: I’ve found that while the external details aren’t as important as what you do internally, it’s still good to have your house in order as much as possible. That means have your finances in order — get out of debt, or at least have your debts listed with a plan to pay them off as soon as you possibly can, have an emergency fund, spend less than you earn, invest as much as you can. That means simplify your possessions and your time. Get your health in order — focus on eating more whole foods (especially vegetables) and less processed foods, get active. Once you have these things down, the rest of life is much, much easier.
If you learn these things, you’ll be ready for anything — from regular work and personal events to crises of all kinds, to major losses and life changes.
It might seem overly simplistic to say that this survival kit of dealing with life will help us be prepared for any situation. And it is. But there’s nothing wrong with simplifying things, if only to help us focus our efforts on what’s most important.
In my experience, these skills matter. They make a huge difference. Practice them, and see how you’re able to deal with life in an entirely new way.
About 18 years ago, I realized that my youth was fading away. Parts of my face were developing pockets; I had to take care of my skin before it got worse. I bought and tried several expensive anti-aging products from major skin care companies. However, my skin’s pockets and lines worsened. Several products caused me to develop rashes; even Clinique’s products–supposedly suitable for sensitive skin–caused me to break out! In hopes of a solution, I turned to my husband Henry, who had over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development, and asked him to develop a gentle but effective anti-aging cream.
After extensive research and development, Henry created an anti-aging moisturizer delicate enough to revitalize my sensitive skin. With only one use, my skin’s pockets and lines began to fade. My co-workers and friends complimented me on my skin’s improved tone and texture. Upon learning of my skin care regimen, they asked to try Henry’s moisturizer. When I began to share the moisturizer, co-workers and friends enjoyed using it so much that they suggested it to their friends. This success via word-of-mouth encouraged me and Henry to develop the product for sale. Thus, our was born.
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