Following Your Dreams

This title sounds so cliche, but I'm gonna rock and roll with it. I honestly am such a huge believer in this, and I wanted to just go more into detail. When we are growing up, we come up with these crazy ideas of what we want to do with our lives, and many times we say to ourselves "But that's silly, and would never work out so I should do the responsible thing of X,Y,Z (insert doctor/lawyer/teacher/accountant). We are forced into the steps of society of going to this school or that school and doing the responsible thing. I always first ask people what their job is but I've started asking people what they really want to do with their lives. This doesn't have to be with jobs either, but like if you could have any life PERIOD, what would you do with it? Think about it. So many of us are like "Oh I'd chill in Hawaii all day every day" but if you really think about it, you would get tired of that life...or maybe you wouldn't. 

I'm talking about thinking outside of the box. What would keep you busy because we all get bored, but also fulfilling every single day forever? Many times this can be things like starting a non profit or working for some cool company or starting a blog and being able to do it well. Maybe you love fitness which is why you follow my blog so you'd love to just be able to train all day! 

So, I guess my question is, Why are you not doing that? Or, why are you not trying to do that? Or maybe you are so this blog is pointless to you. I cannot tell you how many people that I talk to on a daily basis especially in my small home town where they hate what they do.Yes, there are some things that you must do in order to make a living and I get that. I VERY VERY much understand that, and it's a trap that we all find ourselves in, but why aren't you taking a leap of faith into something unknown. First, I think the most important thing that you should do is identify your fears in that situation. What would happen if you quit your current job to do something that you loved? 

Let's say that your income went down by half. Write out a budget. Could you cut back on some of the extras and afford that? So, you have kids and you have to feed them! I get that...totally. However, can you think worst case scenario? Maybe this isn't the time for you to take that leap and financially it wouldn't work out but in your spare time (I know that's almost nonexistent), could you pull some late nights to start working on a side project. Could you start creating something that you love? Could you get excited about a plan for the future? Could you start looking for jobs in the area that you really would love and not hate every day? Start brainstorming! What do you love? What are some business ideas you have? What could people benefit from?  

When you lay down at night, are you dreading work the next day? That's absolutely no way to live. You need to take a step back and evaluate things. What if I decided tomorrow that I was going to move to Uganda and start foreign mission work? Where are you feeling led? What do you feel drives you? I ask myself questions like this a lot. For me though, I have to go back to what I feel is glorifying Christ in my life. Am I doing what I feel led to do or what I personally want to do?

I personally believe that we all are given these passions for things for a reason. We have a fire burning in our hearts and things that make our heart beat fast for a REASON. We all don't have the same heartbeat for the same stuff, so the world would still turn. Sometimes I wonder what the world would look like and if we could actually make things happen if we all just did things that we loved and enjoyed as our jobs, and then let the rest take care of itself and maybe through some volunteer work as we help one another. What a cool world if like we all had systems in place for things that we "had" to get done that weren't fun jobs, and that we all were level headed adults about things, and then our jobs were things that were our passions!! Isn't that the way that it's supposed to be??? 

Every college student is like rushing to get out of college to start this beloved career, and then it begins and they hate their life. WHYWHYWHYWHY? My mind can't wrap itself around all of this. 

I just want to encourage you to take a leap of faith. If you have a dream job, why are you not actually reaching for things outside of the box? Don't think that you have to get sucked into society and do these X,Y,Z things. What is your favorite city in the world? Why not pursue a job in that area maybe? Do you want to move out west? Do that! Canada? Do that. Europe? Maybe we all can go with you with this election hahaha! ;) 

Creating Katiesfitscript was something that I never imagined would actually take off. I never ever thought that I would end up doing this every single day. Does that mean that it's not work and sometimes I'm like "Why am I doing this?" because there are some ROUGH days (I won't go there), but I could not be more proud of myself for the sheer reason that I took the leap of faith and decided to go out on a limb for something that I love versus the system that I thought I had to do in order to be "successful". It's so funny how the world views things though because whenever I tell people I'm doing this and not pharmacy, they always ask when I think I'll get back to pharmacy as if this job is just not good enough and why would I ever do such a thing? It's odd, but it's just how we are conditioned. Pharmacists are respected for good reason, but that doesn't mean that a blogger can't be too!!! 

I have other dreams, and things that I feel the Lord is calling me to do, and it's very exciting. I have taken that one leap of faith and so it gives me confidence to take others which is a cool feeling. That doesn't mean that all of my dreams work out. There are PLENTY that flop, but I just keep pushing and eventually things fall into place and you look back and think "Wow. this is awesome and I am so thankful." 

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