For years I dreamed of being a writer. I’d walk on my treadmill, (literal) every day and think about all the wonderful stories I would write. I wanted to write profound things that connected with people’s hearts. I wanted to make an impact and change the world.
But I didn’t do it. Why? Because I didn’t think I was good enough. I made several attempts which I abandoned before I’d barely begun. I stopped because I’d start to compare myself to others and tell myself that I could never do what they do.
Then I reached a certain age (fifty) and realised that if I didn’t do something about my dreams, I’d have regrets. I didn’t want to get to the end of my life and wish I’d followed my heart.
So I took a leap and made a big change in my life. I stopped working full-time and started writing.
Five years later, I’m not rich and famous (yet), but I’ve written four books. My books haven’t changed the world (but there’s still time).
Following my dreams changed me. My horizons have expanded. My knowledge and skill set have grown. I’ve met new, exciting people. I’ve found confidence. I’ve accomplished that thing that I always thought I could do, but never knew for certain. Now I know.
It wasn’t easy to take that first step, and the journey isn’t always easy. But it is so worth it.
If there’s something you’re wishing for and hoping some day to do, think about how you can make it happen. Take the first step.
When you develop your own fairy godmother powers, you can help others too.