So a few weeks ago, just after my first post (“The Journey”), I had an inspiring phone conversation with my mother. We discussed my freshly tuned writing focus, and like a breathless girl admitting her crush I told her my plans—Kyresa, the other books, the blog, the short stories, the networking, all of it. My mother listened patiently, and after a few proud mom compliments she said, in a dreamily soft voice, “Honey, you have it figured out now! You are no longer just doing…you are finally living.” I nearly burst into tears with her sweet words of encouragement, because I realized my mom was right.
For the first time in my life, I feel like the stars I’ve always reached for are possible. The dreams I’ve always had are right there, at my fingertips, and I will no longer just do; I will live. I have never been more motivated. I have never been so happy and so fulfilled. I truly feel like I have realized what my life means to me, and that I am going to make all of my dreams happen by living this passion. My passion. Tough day, illness, heartache, bills—none of it matters anymore. I have a goal, a dream, and a wish, and it is to live this one life as thoroughly as I can by letting my fingers run across this keyboard as excitedly and quickly as my imagination dreams it, and as rapidly as my heart beats through it.
I have found my peace through writing. You, dear reader—you may be there already, or you may be on the path to finally reaching everything that you dream as well. Whatever the case, I encourage you to follow your heart, to unburden your soul, and to find that true passion within yourself to not just do…but live.
To finally live your fantasy.
March 31st, 2012 at 6:26 pm
This sounds a lot like me!
March 31st, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Following your dreams? Fabulous! A partner in crime (plus we have that teacher link, to boot). I wish more people would be able to find their passion and run with it, as opposed to just going through the motions…glad you’ve already embraced your true love, Rebecca!
March 31st, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Now if I can just get paid for it :-).
March 31st, 2012 at 7:43 pm
March 31st, 2012 at 7:25 pm
THIS encouragement is the very breath of life to our dreams. I love to read about it and hear about it from others. Your encouragement continues to encourage me, a fellow dreamer, writer and author. Yaaay us. 🙂
March 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm
Double yaaay us! Thank you for the compliment Regina, especially since I follow your blog and am so inspired by YOU! I’m so flattered. Keep dreaming and writing!