I was watching the new season of Queer Eye last week and our beloved Tan said this,
“Don’t let your dreams fall by the wayside because you’re in your own way.”
It stuck with me. When was the last time I dreamed about my writing goals? When was the last time I thought to myself, “when…”? I’ve been so focused on building my business and planning for its growth that I haven’t been able to write much. And that’s OK, creativity comes in seasons and sometimes our focus needs to shift.
But, I do have big dreams. Not just lofty, “wouldn’t it be nice,” dreams but dreams I’m actively working towards. And while progress is not linear I have to remind myself that sometimes I am in my own way. Not just because of timing or busy-ness of life but because I’m not taking action or steps towards it for fear of failure, for fear of not being good enough.
Dreams are free. That’s the beautiful thing about them. And they pivot so much they take on new shapes and forms as you get closer. My ultimate dream is to be a full time novelist and coach so that I can write my stories and help other writers finish theirs. And I’m actively working on the second half of that dream…but I am remembering I need to work on the first half too.
What are your dreams? You don’t have to tell me, but you don’t have to hold yourself back from working on them either. You get to decide what you want, and you get to decide how you want to get there. You are allowed to dream and you are allowed to reach those dreams.