Here’s a picture of Janna Mock-Lopez, owner and publisher of Portland Family and Goodness magazines, and….me. I will try to not sound star-struck because here I am, a
relatively new freelance writer standing next to a publisher! (And she’s very personable, warm, and quite a visionary for Portland.)
But this post is not about Janna (Sorry, Janna.) but about your dreams, desires and wishes. What do you want to do with your life today? I’m sure there are quiet ambitions you have that maybe you haven’t ever shared with anyone. Or are you the type that complains about why you can’t achieve whatever goal you have because of somebody elses’ fault, or the economy, or that you have small children, or whoever isn’t supportive of your aspirations? Stop…and think about what you can do today towards that goal? Make a phone call, do a little research, sign up for that class, or get out those art supplies. Just do it.
Last year, I pulled down a goal I had shelved high up in a dark closet, blew off the 16 years of dust, and opened it…figuratively, of course. I signed up for an online writer’s course. And my journal began. Was I scared? Did I doubt myself? Do I still doubt myself? Yes, yes, and yes. But I took the step.
What are your unspoken dreams? Courage is stepping forward even if you’re terrified. Be courageous!