Growing into the Dream
What does it look like, growing into your dream?
Is it glamorous and what one would expect?
Based on what I’ve seen
growing involves awkward, unfinished states of being.
I present for your consideration my daughter Desirée, at age 6.
Six years old can be a toothless time in life. Going from a perfect little smile to…NO FRONT TEETH!
Thankfully, new ones eventually show up, but they are ALWAYS way too big for the tiny face they inhabit.
(Personal note: My older brother referred to my new front teeth as “refrigerator door teeth”. Brothers can be so kind… 😉 )
Years pass before smiles and head size match.
Your dreams, our dreams, seem to have a similar growth pattern. Too big and looking way out of place for the space they are currently inhabiting. Leaving gaping holes of ‘how in the heck is this going to work’ sorts of questions.
‘You want to do what? With this? And go where? And be all that???’
We feel foolish and may find others looking away from our ‘awkward’ stage.
Take note and heart!
This is indeed how it (dreams) work.
They can lurch forward in spurts and look half baked at times!
Transitions and growth can feel really not fun
but dreams realized are so worth all those in between stages.
I think you should know:
Your dreams are not too big. They are placed in your heart for you to grow into.
They appear, fully formed, with promise…awaiting your spirit’s growth.
Say what you desire.
Say it out loud.
The words we speak have spirit and life.
View your life from 10,000 feet.
Allow yourself to dream.
Grow into your dreams.
When one is fulfilled, there are more to follow.
What are those dreams that you are almost afraid to say out loud? Name them, write them in your journal. Get ready to grow!
Additional thoughts: It has been a year of growth for me. Some things will be readily visible, soon, in the form of a new website for my blog (which shall then be referred to as my journal since I have always thought the word ‘blog’ such an unattractive sounding word, word nerd that I am! )
There will be lots of new additions open to everyone, including one called Resources, being built expressly for you (can’t wait for you to partake of that!), and easy ways to find the inspiration and encouragement you need, and…well, you’ll just have to wait and see!
And just so you know, my online French adventure painting course, Once Upon a Time in Provence , will be opening once again in September for those who’d love to join our merry band of Dreamettes–and I will be giving away a spot to some fun seeking adventurer 😉