A little July inspiration of a quote I randomly came across online for all you Wildlings. I think this was the year I decided to really go after my dreams and turn them into plans, the year I decided not to let my circumstances get in the way, the year I decided to just jump and throw caution to the wind and just learn to have faith... The closer I get to October, the more I believe in myself and how capable I am of reaching for my goals.
I read somewhere that the more you see your dreams as actual plans, the more likely you are to go after and pursue them. This is so true. After my 2013 Eurotrip, it was a dream of mine to one day go back, I had no specific timeframe in mind because I knew money, especially in a third world country, is harder to come by due to wages... But my dream was a dream I have always wanted to pursue no matter what. I was constantly captioning my Instagram photos with things like, "I swear I'll be back one day." and while I was touring, I would skip out on certain places and think, "I'll be back one day anyway, I'll see this part then and skip it now."
Initially I had no plans of going back to Europe so soon because I was dealing with a midlife crisis where I felt like I needed to fit into a certain role at 24, to land a job and to earn money for my future family. But because Gab was always planning his trip to London to watch Hamlet in October, the idea of me tagging along with him went from a joke, to an actual "Oh my gosh, we should totally do it." plan. So his original plan of a solo trip to London became a full blown Eurotrip together.
Which reminds me of a post I did in January 2014 on my Life Goals and I wrote:
2-3 Years (26 years old)
- Will have earned enough money to move to NYC with Gab
- Continue my career in retail or makeup
- Start savings account for future children (Oh man)
- Continue to run Wild Spirit (Don’t think I’ll ever leave, you guys)
- Visit other states in the USA
- Or visit Europe once again, a second Eurotrip with Gab this time.
How crazy is it that a year later I managed to get at least half (assuming the world doesn't end before October and I WILL be going to Europe) and even before the age of 26! I may not have saved enough money to move to NYC yet, and let's face it I was a little naive to think I can save up for NYC and do a Eurotrip simultaneously, like that's hilarious. As for retail, I don't think I'll ever get into that but makeup is still something really fun to do... Besides, I have another year left to achieve the rest. Haha
All I'm saying is this: your dreams will happen if you make the active choice to do something every single day to get closer to achieving them.
You got this!