January 12, 2010 I wrote this:
"If I open it (a daycare) ... they will come"
"If I write it (a book, a blog) ... they will read it"
"If I ask (invitations to family and friends) ... they will come"
"If I believe it (working from home) ... it will (eventually) succeed"
"If I am living my life to the fullest ... people will join me on my adventure"
Sometimes all it takes is for one person to take a step and commit to a dream ... and you find many others will come into your life and walk with you through your own personal Field of Dreams.
January 15, 2014 I wrote this:
Something deep inside of me sparked yesterday when I made one brave decision. That decision was to make a plan and then invite people along for the ride.
I made a few moves in a familiar direction yesterday. It rekindled the spark that led me down the path that I travelled during those years where I felt fearless and was fuelled by following through on small ideas.
Today (March 10, 2014) I write this:
It never ceases to amaze me. The cycles of life. I have looked back upon my life 'a year ago today' or 'five years ago today' or 'any amount of years ago today' and so very, very often I find that I am repeating a pattern. Some of them are good. Some of them are not.
The good thing about looking back and seeing that I was in a bad 'space' X-amount of years ago today, is that I know that I dug myself out of that spot and life felt that much better once I overcame the crisis-of-the-moment.
I've been digging myself out of a spot I found myself in quite some time ago. I didn't consciously make the decision to repeat history but that is exactly what I have subconsciously done.
I have made plans. I have investigated 'adventures'. I have instigated gatherings. I have booked tickets and rooms and resorts and simply invited people along for the ride. Do you know what I have found? A lot of people were ready to be invited...
One week ago today, I had an idea. Seven days later, sixty two people (and the number is still growing) have joined me for the ride. I keep hearing that everyone was 'ready' for this but needed someone to start the ball rolling.
"If I invite them ... they will come"
It feels good to be back. I am walking in my Field of Dreams once again.