Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2018

Daydreams are quite powerful.

What do you dream about? How do your daydreams differ from the ones you have when you’re asleep? Do your daydreams reflect your life vision; goals you have for yourself? Do they include you discovering your talents, and in some capacity sharing it with the world? Are you already sharing it with the world, but thinking about the next steps? Are you daydreaming about what will transform in your life over the next few days, months, years? How are you maneuvering through your day-to-day, in relation to your daydreams? Are your actions matching up with your visions. Do you daydream about your children? Do you daydream of the places you’ll travel? Do you daydream of the network you’ll build around your skills? Do you daydream of the place you will settle or are settled in; the place you consider home? What daydreams fill your mind; your thoughts; your brain space? How can you make them become your reality? How do you feel when they actually become your reality? Does a part of you forget that what you see in your daydreams have the potential to become tangible experiences? It’s easy to forget. I daydream, often. There’s so much that I want for myself, my family, and my friends. I want to see everyone living their dream lives. That’s my goal, that’s my purpose. To inspire others to discover their natural talents, and share them with the world. I want that for everyone.

Have a dream. Have a vision. Believe in yourself. Take a risk. Make mistakes. Embarrass yourself. Fall down. Get back up. Stand strong, and give it your best shot! There are too many people who do not live long enough to pursue their dreams, so I say – it’s the duty of the living to not take our moment for granted. We’re here to fulfill a purpose. So, just ask yourself – Am I in my happiest state, doing my best, living in my purpose, shining my light, and being all that I can be? If you’re unsure, take a personal day for some self-care. Give yourself space to reflect and project. Take out a notebook, and start planning.

I’m thinking about the dreams I’ve had, and the people I’ve met because of them. I’m thinking about the program I joined in October called Remote Year, and the amazing individuals I’ve been traveling with for the past seven months. We were once complete strangers, and somehow our lives changed, and our paths aligned to embark on a journey that would take us around the world together. My life, as I know it, has changed because of the daydreams I’ve had, and the people I’ve met. I do not know what the future has in store, but I do know that all that’s taken place are pieces of the puzzle, which play into the bigger picture of my life.

I’m a dreamer, and something tells me you are as well.

Day•Dream (noun) a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one’s attention from the present.

“If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.”

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

“Don’t quit your daydream.”

“Fly without wings; Dream with open eyes; See in darkness.”

“We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay.”

“It’s not just a daydream if you decide to make it your life.”

Dream more, during the day, apply action, and watch your life change. 

Here are a few photos of the people I’ve come to know, and travel with for seven months. I’m so grateful for each of them, and the experiences we’ve shared! I think we all owe it to a daydream we had, once upon a time.

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Singapore, Singapore. 2018.

When we know our gifts, and our purpose, and aren’t afraid of presenting them to the world, then we also know when it’s our turn to shine. We’re aware of everyone being on a different mission and having varied goals. Knowing this, we understand that we’re not here to run a race, perhaps we are here to run, just not all at the same time.

Sharon bakes really well, and her specialty is dessert. Marian also bakes really well, but she specializes in savory foods. Simply because they both bake well doesn’t mean that Marian should bring baked macaroni and cheese to the dessert party.  The idea of passing the baton, stepping aside, and supporting others during their moment makes complete sense.

We are not in competition, and if we were, we’d at least stick to our lanes or categories. Let’s not exhaust our energy unnecessarily. The fitness trainer should never worry about the dance instructor taking their clients. The author does not have to worry about the illustrator outshining them. The lights on the trees serve a greater purpose when they are turned on during the night. No matter the person, the talent, the gift, it can never compare to that of another – because we’re all so different, and we’re all so necessary – just not all at the same time.

As we understand our roles, our lanes, and our purpose, we understand when it’s our time to shine. We are well aware that the light we possess and express would never threaten that of another. It just doesn’t work that way. “Life is a journey, not a competition.” So please, let’s not be stingy with our gifts, they’re meant to be shared with others.

“I am not competing with anyone but myself. I want to be excellent at whatever I do.”       – Dr. Maya Angelou (remembering you on your birthday, and always).

“I’m not interested in competing with anyone, I hope we all make it.”

“…because she competes with no one, no one can compete with her.”

“Successful people never worry about what others are doing.”
“They’re not your competition if you don’t even compete.”

“When you’re in your own lane, there is no traffic.”

“Comparison kills joy.”

“You don’t compete, where you don’t compare.”

“Supporting another’s success won’t ever dampen yours.”

“Stay in your magic.”

…and for those who are afraid to find their magic or share their magic, this one’s for you:

“Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it, the time will pass anyway.”

“Let your fear of failure be your motivation to succeed.”

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

When we know our gifts, and our purpose, and aren’t afraid of presenting them to the world, then we also know when it’s our turn to shine.