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When I grow up…

Driving to work this morning, I had a feeling as if I was driving into the wrong direction. I wanted to drive “from” work instead of “to” work, to go back doing what I love, back to the trail or back to writing. Don’t get me wrong I like my job and once I got going the day actually flew by. I love being in a position that allows me to contribute and I’m lucky that I can make a difference for some people. But let’s face it, if I had to choose between going to work and being able to make a difference writing, it’s a no brainer which one I would choose. Writing is a much bigger platform and your work has no limits as to how many people you can reach worldwide. I was beginning to feel that the modest confines of my “work building” and the handful of people that I could reach, were simply not enough anymore. But for now, nothing changed and whoever I could reach in some way, would remain equally important to me. In a strange way my intuition said that I was about to embark on something great. I didn’t know what that would be and I had no expectations about the future, but already i had found something great in the people that I had met here on WordPress. I had found a purpose that was lacking before. Maybe that was linked to my hunch about what was lying ahead and time would tell as it always does. 

While driving I was indulging myself in dreams and vaguely thoughts flashed by me like little messengers trying to direct my thoughts. I realized that never before had I known with such intend what I wanted to be when I grow up. And while I was well into my adult years, I came to the conclusion that perhaps I had chased a career that was never meant to be for me. If anything stood out from it, it would be that it is never too late to change and that anything is possible. I reminded myself quiet often of it and I knew that it had become my motto. Something that I held onto, something that was giving me the inspiration to believe. So now what? Was this the moment I jump off the hamster wheel?

Three month ago as I started this blog, I wanted to be a writer and felt a strong calling to put my thoughts onto paper. A week ago this happened and the humble little blog has grown to over 200 followers. I’m truly amazed about the support and the love you have shown me and I can’t thank you enough. 

This encompasses so much I want to mention and yet for some reason I feel challenged to find the right words to truly pay homage to you. Nothing can express my gratitude for your time spent, for your comments to my posts and the encouragements to keep going . While your words and feedback means the world, they also allow me a glimpse into your lives and I love to meet new people on a daily basis. 

I’m not sure if there will ever be a point when the words will cease, where there is nothing to convey, but I surely hope I never see that day. Frankly I didn’t know what to expect as I started and I remember thinking about how cool it would be to be a writer. I guess I have achieved that and somebody once said that if you write every day, well then you are a writer. I never said that I was a good writer, but good or bad, I write. Mission accomplished, right? Well not exactly and my mission has changed a bit.

The bar is raised and my goals have changed. I owe this new wonderful dream to a few very special individuals that have inspired me through their words to become a storyteller. No longer do I want to convey just content and data and I hope it was never as drastic as it sounds. To me there is magic in storytelling and it’s a place that captures the reader in an escape from a reality that might have become too serious. To help you feel good inside and to inspire hope and believe. Perhaps to make you pause and re-evaluate what is truly important in your hectic life. To indulge yourself in magic and reaffirm that you are not alone. To remind you that others have been on that same path you find yourself on and comfort your journey. To free that inner child and laugh until it hurts. 

I have grown up a long time ago, but I don’t take myself too seriously and try to remain a kid at heart. I have to say that it is for the first time that I truly know where my place is in this world. What I want from life, how I want to contribute to society and how I want to refine who I am growing into as a person. And even now after all these years, it is that I realize more than ever that it is never too late to change your stars. 

As for me, I dream to whisk you away and weave you up in the magic of storytelling. To help you escape and pursue your hopes and dreams. And for you I hope you shoot for the stars and make your own magic come alive in any way you possibly can. 

Xoxoxoxo ❤️

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

29 thoughts on “When I grow up…

  1. Keep writing, and i hope you never finish what you have to say becuse I love your blog for what it is, your posts for what they are.
    Very happy your crossed 200 followers, Many Congratulations dear! ☺

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  2. Congratulations my friend on this awesome achievement! And for the 200 followers as well ! 🙂 You have it in you to achieve these goals and surpass them . A warrior on a mission! I truly appreciate the way you view this life with such a positive voice. We, as a people, need more of that today. An inspiration no doubt. 😉

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    1. I can go to bed with a smile on my face now and thank you for touching my heart with your words. You know they mean a lot and your encouragement and support has always made me believe. You are right, the world is serious all too often and I am on a mission, a mission to do my part, to be the best version of myself and to help one person at a time. Thank you for inspiring me to do so and your trust in me.

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  3. We share this passion for writing as well as a lot of our experiences. I wish too I could drop my job (that I really like) to become a full time writer. It’s a dream!
    I created my blog not long after you but my beginning was slower until I decided to make time for it. I still struggle with it, to juggle it with family life and the book.
    We know the effort is worth it because of what we get back.
    The love, the friendships and just the sense of accomplishment. I am proud of you, my friend!

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  4. Thank you very much my friend and I agree of course like always. We have some of the same goals and I struggle as well as there is just never enough time. It requires effort and a time commitment that might be even more challenging working six days, but when I can I will indulge.
    I’m grateful of the number of followers, but what is even more important than quantity is quality and getting to know new people through the comments and you understand the meaning of that as well.
    I have much to learn about the logistics when it comes to writing a book and it will require more time but I cross that bridge when I get there.
    Thank you for your always kind words. I have been thinking about you and wish I lived closer. Hope you are hanging in there. Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Words aft my own heart and thank you so much for the encouragement. I agree whole heartedly and there is always room to grow. As times change, so are we and it is up to us to be satisfied with the progress we are making.
      Thank you so much for stopping and taking the time to comment. It truly means a lot. Xoxooxo

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  5. Congratulations on hitting 200 followers, i didn’t realise you have only been blogging for a few months. your success is well deserved. ive been on for almost a year and just hit 53 followers, your words touch me every time i read them. your heart is more open than anyone i have encountered in my life so your success is very very well earned. keep it up

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    1. Awe you are so kind and I appreciate you and your words. It is people like you, the quality vs. the quantity that make all the difference and I’m very grateful for it. Thank you again for always stopping by and for taking the time 😉

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  6. This is a post with which I can relate… I feel the same at times. And not only when it comes to “work” but in a more extended way in relation to many other choices I have made in my life… It is a hamster wheel as you said, and a sort of: “What if?” question coming back and forth…
    I guess that (on a positive side) we can choose two things at the same time… Many writers do, and are writers as a second option or even do it as a hobby! 😀 All my best wishes, Aquileana 🙂

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  7. Congratulations!!! I’m so proud of you! 🙂 It’s weird, I always had negative feelings towards blogging and bloggers. But when I started my blog and got a chance to befriend some fantastically weird people, that all changed. Blogging can help us on our journeys, in our transformations and broaden our teeny tiny scopes. Well done dear and keep on inspiring us! (massive hugs)

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