Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dream Bigger

Three years ago, I had a respectable list of dreams.  I wanted national certification in my profession, to do a Figure show, to travel solo, and maybe get a tattoo just for fun.

On a whim, I attacked the Figure show goal at the age of 31.  I dieted, worked out, registered for a show, & got the fake tan.  To my surprise, I did it.

Feeling confident, I got my first tattoo.

I then arranged for my first solo trip - to Bali no less.  I'm happy to report I survived & had an amazing time.

Upon returning & with support from colleagues, I began the process of attaining my national certification - a written & performance exam.  Shockingly, I passed!

Since these awesome events, I've traveled just to see a concert, stayed overnight at an ice hotel, driven in a foreign country, hiked the Cinque Terre, started this blog, Couch Surfed four times, among many other awesome things.

Now what?

I must dream bigger.

I've experienced some amazing things, but that's not why I'm writing this piece.  

What are your dreams?  Have you attempted even one of them?  What are you waiting for?

I'm willing to bet it's easier than you imagine, more fulfilling than you can envision, & best of all, it will give you momentum to go after the next - and the next...  Ride the wave of successes.  Before you know it, you'll be forced to dream bigger, too.  Not a bad problem to have.

As for me, I'm planning my next adventure & maybe, just maybe, my next tattoo.

* I highly recommend a book "NOW: No Opportunities Wasted" by Phil Keoghan to develop your "List for Life".


  1. Taking your recommendation. Put a hold on a copy at my local library. No need to buy!

    1. Awesome. It's a quick & easy read, but it's had an amazing effect on my life. I also read "The Power of Now" about the same time. Equally profound effect, but not as quick & easy.