§ We came to this world to LIVE OUT LOUD!
I Too Get Scared to Follow My Dreams
Openness to pivot
Faith in the dream and in the Universe
The interviews wound up not only giving me material for the book, but also fueling a dream that was even bigger than that of writing a book.
I realized that I didn’t want to sit in cold Massachusetts writing a book about people who have pursued their dreams and prevailed…
My dream was to be one of those people who followed her dreams!
What followed was a long story (which – SPOILER ALERT – I will tell in the book I’m finally going to write), but here’s the result:
Within 13 months, we were living in a small town in the Colombian Andes. A place where cows roamed the streets and hot pink exotic flowers bloomed year-around.
It wasn’t all chocolate and roses. There were many challenges, but I will save these stories for a different day.
What I will tell you is that I made sense of my first year of life in Colombia by blogging about it daily: the good, the bad and the ugly. I was very honest about my experience.
This earned me some new friends, as people who were moving to Colombia got in touch with me for advice.
I also lost some friends and gained some enemies. Several local friends stopped talking to me because they felt so offended by what I wrote. Even though I was writing about my observations and experiences that didn’t involve them. They wanted me to write only about the good of what I saw.
Is this group made up of serious writers? Would they all be better than me? Do I belong there? I haven’t done much writing, other than in my blog posts and journal!!!
Three weeks in, I can tell you that being in this writing group has been one of the most exhilarating and, at the same time, frustrating experiences of my life.
Almost daily, I think to myself, “At this rate, this book will take a lifetime to finish.”
I often want to quit.
But I don’t.
I notice how excited I get when I’m able to phrase a sentence just so.
Can you relate? Is there a dream that you’re working towards? How does it feel?
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