Have you ever had a dream so big that maybe you just figured it was impossible to even go after?
Something that’s been sitting inside of you for years. Maybe you squashed it down because it didn’t seem possible but it peeks up every so often…
Or maybe you aren’t even aware of a BIG dream for yourself because you’ve never allowed yourself to even think of bigger possibilities for your life (or business).
Even though we’re in a time of global crisis and you might feel like now isn’t the time to think about more than survival, your dream doesn’t go away (even if you aren’t sure yet what it is)… This may be the PERFECT time to focus on your future!
I was happy in my life or at least content with it. I was living my dream of living at the lake, I had moved back to Minnesota to spend time and take care of my elderly Mom. I felt at peace. I did this for 5 years until my Mom died in 2018.
I was now looking at my life and wondering “is this all there is?” Suddenly living at the lake without much family around anymore wasn’t very fulfilling.
I wanted More!
I’m a woman over 50 (much over) and it was time to envision a bigger life for myself. I didn’t have any commitments anymore.
I had lived so much of my life feeling content and happy but never really allowing myself to think bigger. To want bigger. So when I started questioning my life and my life’s dreams, I was stumped. I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do next – I just knew I had to do SOMETHING BIG.
I had spent so much time doing the right things and just following a path that I didn’t consider where that path was taking me.
Then an opportunity came up for me to go to Rome, Italy in September 2018. Just a few months after Mom died. I had always wanted to see Rome and Venice so I considered this opportunity for about 5 minutes! And then I said “yes!” I spent a month in Rome, seeing Venice, the Amalfi Coast, and went on a Under the Tuscany Sun tour and I absolutely loved it. I felt like I had gone home. I had feelings I had never experienced before. And an excitement of something bigger. I also realized that in my 20s I had dreamed of living in another country but had squashed it down.
Since I’ve been back, I now know that my dream is to live in Italy at least part-time. Now whenever I think about my business, I look at it from the point of view of working from Italy and what do I want that to look like.
It's now my Dream!
What’s YOUR dream? Or are you like me and don’t know yet what that is or what it looks like? What fears or beliefs are holding you back from going after that dream?