Just Take The Step
They say taking the first step is always the hardest. And when it comes to following your dreams, especially if your dreams seem further away from reality than most, those that say this would be correct.
But I’m not sure what’s scarier – taking that first step or not taking any steps at all.
Listening to your heart and discovering that your dreams could be a reality may be easy, but what isn’t is the journey of working out how to take that dream from the clouds to present life. This was a journey I started this same weekend 12 months ago with 3 really important people in my life. I feel like that is step one in stepping out. Surround yourself with the right people who can support you and push you to be greater than you can imagine for yourself.
My husband is the first in that group of 3. I can’t imagine life without him and his support, his constant pushing me onward and upward to be exactly where God needs me to be positioned to fulfill my destiny. The next 2 are a great package deal, Zan and Andrew, our besties. Knowing them and becoming friends has always felt like divine intervention, like God always knew we were meant to be friends. Our journey’s are so complimentary, yet so different. And going through this journey together has been a really special experience for me.
So what happened on this very weekend 12 months ago that started a chain reaction to where I am now. Well, the four of us took ourselves away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney to breakdown our dreams (for Zan and I), and work out the stepping stones to make it all seem achievable. Andrew being the brilliant man he is, led us through a long day of brain storming, asking us questions on who our “audience” is, what we would want our audience to say about us, and so many more challenging questions. I don’t think I’ve used my brain so much since high school. Andrew actually does this for his business, which is why he encouraged Zan and I to agree to the weekend. His business, The Other Dimension, is a strategic brand and marketing agency. They don’t just build websites and come up with logos, but they take the time to ask the right questions to understand who your client is, so they know who they are building the website for. I think this is pretty awesome, but I may be biased!
We had post-it notes all over the wall, we had a to do list with a time line and check in dates to keep us on track and for the first time in my life I felt like my dream was really achievable. I didn’t feel like I was just “doing stuff” to try and get there, which is how I’ve felt in the past. Is this journey over yet? No. Am I still working out how to navigate certain parts of my destiny, yes. But that weekend, 52 weeks ago was a turning point. I actually found it really scary and intimidating, which is weird because I was in a safe, judge free zone with 3 people who care about me. But I wasn’t good at school. And I often feel like people will think I’m unintelligent, and therefore not worth the energy. For a lot of the day I felt nervous to answer any questions thrown my way because what if everyone thought my answer was “stupid”. But God whispered to me in a small gentle voice, “There are no wrong answers.” And with that I took the step, and here I am now. A year later with a website I am so proud of, and with a vision of what is next to come. Has it all been perfect? No. Do I still have a lot to work on? Yes. But if I didn’t take that step, if I didn’t have the courage, you wouldn’t be reading this right now. I wouldn’t have this platform to inspire you. And for that, I am so grateful. I love the saying, ‘imperfect action beats perfect inaction every time’.
So as the journey continues to unfold, I hope you will be inspired, learn to love yourself more than you have before, and remember to always…
Oh, and if you’re wondering, The Other Dimension did build this website, and Zan actually did my branding and logo. Click the link below, Site Made With Love to check them out if you’re interested.