I am 35 years young! Honestly, I don’t even feel like I am mid-thirties. “Mid -thirties”? How weird is that! Maybe it’s raising two wild boys, or my undying-love for Disney, or that I’m shorter than most teenagers, but I feel a whole lot younger that what my birth certificate says. Or maybe I’m just ignoring what society wants us to think: After your 20s, you’re ancient.
So off I went on yet another birthday celebration to Disneyland (cuz you know how I do), and as I scampered around like a five year old, I realized how much I love to dream. I have always been a dreamer, and usually a doer, except for a few things that really scare me. You may or may not have seen this video in the past few weeks, but it really hit me hard. Like for real. Then I read the Oh Joy 2-Part series on career-changing (here and here) and it started to feel like the universe was practically yelling at me to get moving on this "scary" dream of mine.
Then I stopped. Froze, really.
I started worrying about family life. The things we need. The goals we have. "I'll wait," I told myself. This mini-essay was actually scheduled to post and I unscheduled it. "It's not time yet," I kept telling myself.
The universe spoke again. This time, by the inspirational Erin at Design for Mankind (doesn't she write beautifully?). While I am still incredibly nervous about pursuing one particular dream, I know I have to. Why? Because life is too short not to.
Okay, here goes...I am jumping back into acting.
THERE! I said it! It's out in the universe, so now I have to do it. If you would like to follow along with this journey, click here. If not, stick with Cozy Reverie because it is business as usual here! I’m lucky enough to be on this planet for 35 years now, with a wonderful family and a ton of incredible friends. I owe it to my two young boys and myself to step out of my comfort zone and go for my one nerve-wracking-but-exciting goal. It was even scary to write what my goal is here on the blog! Isn't that silly? Silly, but true.
Aside from all that, I felt it was important to say that you should totally be doing what you love, like, right now. I loathe the "what if's" in life, and the only way to avoid them is to begin working for your goals today. Seriously, start right now.
I want to thank all you wonderful readers and hope you still stick around. Cozy Reverie may slow down a bit (read more about that here), but will definitely not disappear as it is one of my joys, forms of meditation, and connection to so many amazing people. I hope to continue to motive and inspire you to reach towards your own goals!
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