Living My Dream

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
Denis Waitley

My move to Denver is more than a geographic change — it is a personal and professional one.  I have wonderful, inspiring and supportive friends, colleagues and family in Florida — and they shinned so bright as I was departing from Tallahassee.

My mom and me in Dillon, CO. She helped me moved and was so supportive.

My mom and me in Dillon, CO. She helped me move and was so supportive.

A part of me is homesick, feeling a little exposed and raw in this new, vibrant city. My people, my comfort, are not here….but I knew this going into it, and am taking these growing pains in stride. I am putting one foot in front of the other and establishing my life here. Moving to a big city, building my brand and living on my own as a young professional with a bright future — that is living my dream.

Living my dream doesn’t mean I have arrived at heart of it yet, but rather is the daily acts of taking the steps to get there. I am not yet Helen Hunt’s character from What Women Want (only my love interest will not be with someone like Mel Gibson) — but moving, literally, outside of my comfort zone and walking toward my dream IS living it.

Earlier in 2012, I blogged about creating something and building a life that doesn’t involve two weeks of vacation to escape from “reality.” I am making a life built on experiences and personal and professional growth. This year I am walking the walk and embracing the unknown and unexpected — as we all know those are always the brightest, most powerful sparks.

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10 responses

  1. You have a beautiful family, and Colorado isn’t such a bad place! That’s where some of my family is from and actually is probably one of my favorite places in the world. It’s also home to my favorite sports teams! Good luck out there!

    • Thank you. Yes, I LOVE it here and am so happy with my move. I was just expressing that it is a time of growth and change — which is not always comfortable.

      The Broncos sure look good this year! (if that is the sports team you are referring to.)

      • Haha ofcourse! John Elway is my favorite football player of all time! And I do follow every other Colorado team in every sport haha. My family that came from there were from Colorado Springs. And I actually hope to visit there soon to see where my Uncle Clyde (R.I.P) grew up.

  2. Congratulations! I’m so excited for you! My husband and I are also relocating from California in March. Not sure if we’re going to be in Denver or Fort Collins but I completely understand what your going through. Your very blessed to have supportive family and friends. Right now all my husband and I have going for us is each other as we’re not getting any support from family. The year has amazing things in store for both of us!

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