Trying to figure out your dreams and how to go for them can be hard and scary. “Figuring out” implies pondering and questioning. Questions. So many questions. What’s my dream? What if I don’t have a dream? Are we meant to have and fulfill dreams in all facets? Work? Life? Health? Romance? AAH!!! Calgon, take me away!!!
All I know is these questions are too big! Too much! Really, the more (most) important question is, do we need to know most / all of the answers to Grow Bolder? I’m leaning towards no. What I do know, pondering such things can eat up a lot of time and lead to justifications of action and inaction. I’m just picturing large mouthfuls, like those random eat a steak the size of your head in an hour competitions, and maybe we can just take this one bite of time and get rid of the clock.
What should we do for bite one? Hey, look at that! We changed from “figure” to “do” – a bite in the right direction. 🙂 I say we do something. Some thing. One thing. One action or activity to start the chewing process.
Actually, I feel like I’ve already started. This blog is a great opportunity in and of itself but it’s also a motivator. I can tend to get into routines and I can sit around with the best of them sometimes. Last weekend, I thought about my blog and knowing that I could not and did not want to write, “Yesterday I woke up at 10:23am and sat around but today it was 9:42!” Instead, I got my body in-motion. I got out. I went online and looked at what events were happening in the area and went to one.
I went to a festival at a local library. Upon arrival, there was a gathering of people, some local company vendors, a small seating area and a makeshift stage where a fantastic rock, soul, reggae fusion band was playing. There were a few brave souls doing the Electric Slide to the music in the 95˚ heat. I made my way to one of the seats, enjoyed the music, admired the dancers, and smiled at those around me.
While there, I mused to myself how nice, easy and free this was and how I should do this type of thing more often. It motivated me to text a girlfriend I hadn’t seen in a while to inquire about a different event I’d seen listed for that day. She, Tiffany, was managing an Over 30 How-To Dating Seminar and I asked if she could use a hand with setup or whatever needed to be done. So, for the second time that day, I had plans. I unfortunately didn’t get to listen in on the lecture as I was indeed put to work setting up the second part of the event but I had a great time interacting with the other volunteers and catching up with a lovely friend. There was even a bonus dance party at the end where the volunteers and some participants boogied down.
I started that day with no plans and ended up having it be completely full and fun. That day helped motivate my next day which also got me out. All I know is that my getting out that weekend felt like a step (literal ones out of my house) in the right direction. Let’s take more steps and more small bites.