What's your dream? Have you thought about it lately?
Maybe your current dream is your wedding? Are you taking the necessary steps to ensure it's everything you've always dreamed of? Or are you letting someone or something get in your way?
Is your dream to have a successful business? (That's one of my current dreams, too!) What are you doing to make it a reality? Who are you letting influence you? Are they supportive?
Your dream could also be to mend your broken marriage. Something has been festering and you've got to get started RIGHT NOW to fix it. What's holding you back?
All of this came from watching Switched at Birth on ABC Family. (Yes, I know..."aren't you a little old for that show?"...and the answer is probably.) One of the characters said this:
"Trust me, Dumbo, you don't need the feather to fly."
I don't need to be an expert planner to be a wedding planner. I don't need to have 15 weddings booked to have a business. You don't need to have the perfect workout clothes to get in shape. You don't need a million dollars to start paying off your debt. Something we learned at the Creative at Heart conference, and I've been seeing ALL OVER the pages of my friends, is to JUST GET STARTED - don't wait for it to be perfect. You know what? You will never have a perfect situation. Things will (most likely) never turn out exactly how you imagine. But you will NEVER know until you try.
This is me trying for my business. And trust me, it's exhausting sometimes. I look up and think "is any of this really doing anything to get me where I want to be?" Confession: I've already wanted to quit. Maybe you've been there. Maybe you're there right now. Maybe you DID quit. Get back up and try again.
I'm not planning on changing the world by being a wedding planner. I am hoping my interaction with my brides will change their wedding experience. All of this daily grind, blogging, leaving my house at 6:30 am for my day job, it's for them. And it's for me. And for Cal. And it's all for the glory of God. One day, I hope to be full time. Sitting at my desk in my home office, having a late night phone call with an anxious bride. In the meantime, I have a job that I LOVE, and a family that supports me in this season. Things could be a lot worse. Truly.
Again, what's your dream? What are you doing to see that it comes true? Dumbo flew because he could, not because of the tiny feather he held in his hand. What security blanket (excuse) are you relying on to get started? Drop it.