So I did. I pushed through taking photos of all of our things, labeling and categorizing them, uploading them to the website, and refining the website to finally get to the point where it was good enough to launch yesterday - YAY! Some of this stuff was incredibly boring and tedious (especially when our internet at home is soooooooo slow), but guess what?
You wanna know what happened not long after we actually starting DOING something... little things fell into place.
When we started, we were still looking for a rig to call home. Not long after we started, a friend came to us and said she'd been trying to sell hers for awhile! Check!
When we started, Jen had been trying to find a new, more satisfying, higher paying job. Not long after we started, she got a call from a headhunter, got an interview, and nailed it. She starts in a few weeks. Check!
When we started, our finances were a bit rough from my several week furlough and coinciding vacation to Nashville. Not long after we started, things smoothed out and got a bit more comfortable. Check!
"Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. You are withholding it because deep down you think you are small and that you have nothing to give. - Eckhart Tolle
I tend to spend so much time peering over the fence at the luscious green grass over on the other side that I forget to water my own grass. I'm constantly surprised at how well my own world evolves when I just harness and focus the energy that I usually save for the "could-be" world that my mind tends to daily. I often fall into this trap of, "oh, well the world is tough right now, maybe we can just tread water a bit longer and things will clear up..."
Nope. Probably not.
I'm reaping what I'm sowing because I'm not putting full effort into my life. I'm not putting my full effort into my life, because I'm not living in a way that is authentic to me. I'm saving my authentic self for my daydreams, and marching through this daily charade of what I've been taught is supposed to happen. My result: low standard of living, low engagement, low satisfaction.
"If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders."
By initiating movement through change, I hope to align my dreams with my reality and stop this cycle of climbing over one fence to realize that there is another fence just beyond it with even GREENER grass!
I will probably always be a daydreamer... and that's okay, but I would really like to make a more concerted effort to live more in alignment with what I know to be my authentic self. Wish me luck!
PS. I'd love to get a conversation going in the comments - What have YOU done lately to make your dreams come to fruition? OR, What WILL you do today, tomorrow, this week to move a step closer to authenticity?!