Monday, August 2, 2010

What are you waiting for?

"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." (Inception)

OK....I just LOVE this quote! I found it yesterday and immediately posted it to my Facebook page. It's a great reminder that anything is possible.

Not too long ago (several years, actually), I lived my life worried about all the things that could go wrong. I over-analyzed every possible decision and in the end, talked myself out of doing a lot of things I wanted to do. All the things I was worried about never happened because I didn't risk anything.
A few years ago, my world got turned upside down...and you know what? I survived.
I'm not going to sit here and tell you that it was easy, because it wasn't. To paraphrase John Lennon, I got by with a LOT of help from my friends. But I learned that 'life' happens whether you're out there living your life or you're hiding in your house trying to play it safe. Stuff just happens....and we go on.

Since then, I have learned how to take chances...not reckless ones, but ones that push me out of my comfort zone. For me, that's what makes life fun...doing things that challenge me. If things don't work out, I dust myself off and get back in the game, sometimes with a few scrapes, but nothing that won't heal. I've also learned that the more I remain open, the more opportunities become available...or maybe I can see them because I'm open.
Funny how that happens...

So, open up... take a chance, make some room, and dream BIG!

Then put on your seatbelt...and hold on!


  1. I needed that too. It reminded me of the time I
    got sick and I remember telling Lou, "The sickness
    came into my home, while I was just living and
    playing if safe". There is a reason your are in
    my life, Maria, love you.