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To dreams! And to living lives that create them!

Dream and Pursue. I chose this name for my blog because I believe in dreaming, and following your dreams. People often think that means you have a big dream and follow it whole-heartedly. Though I agree with this in essence, I believe most fall into their dreams… little by little by living life. How can you know what you love to do if you haven’t done anything? As you live life, the pieces start to fall into place. I attended a conference by Pat Falvey, an adventurer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. I wonder if he would have been able to have the foresight at 29 to see where he would be today; I wonder if he even thought to dream that big. Though already successful, he had overtraded and lost everything. He battled discouragement and depression, and a friend encouraged him to come hillwalking. He resisted, having no interest. Finally to make his friend leave him alone, he went… and fell in love. (With hillwalking – not the friend!) On that very first walk, a …

Use life’s hardest circumstances as stepping stones to live your best life

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.                                                                                                        – Unknown Take a moment and think about your life – what were the most transforming moments?   What particular circumstances in your life have shaped you in a positive way?  Are there moments you wish you could erase? There are so many things that shape who we are – people we meet, accomplishes we make, places we travel, new experiences we have, books we read. And yet, there are some moments in our lives, so full of heartache and pain, where we find ourselves stumbling to make sense of the world. I would wager that these difficult and confusing seasons play a massive role in expanding who we are as people. Defining us and setting us on a new and better path. Tragedy and difficult circumstances have a way of making one step back and look squarely at life. When your whole world feels shaken, and you don’t know up from down, you are forced to think about life in a …