Adventure

Begin Before You're Ready and Clear Space for your vision

For so many, there is a dissonance between the life we live, and the life we feel called to live. We walk through our day to day, imagining the changes we want to make, the dreams that were never realized, maybe even the things we would do differently if we could go back in time.

F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be, whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.”

We can change our minds. We can begin again. We are not stuck. And we don't have to put conditions on our dreams

If you've ever found your inner dialogue to echo... "I will start living the life I imagine as soon as I have enough time... as soon as I have enough money... as soon as I have enough resources... as soon as I can quit my job... as soon as I'm in a relationship..... as soon as the timing is perfect..." then you're not alone. But "as soon as" can be an exhaustive list of conditions that never happen. 

Fear and doubt are real struggles, but if we wait until we're "ready", there is a tremendous chance that we'll never get started.

If you have the desire to begin living out your dreams, especially ones that seem out of reach, like your dream adventures, here are some tips I recommend considering:

  1. If you haven't already, create a list of your goals and dreams that you have not yet seem to accomplish or manifest yet.

  2. Get curious about what's keeping you from stepping towards your goals and dreams.  

  3. Ask yourself empowering questions to gain new insights and motivation.

    • Do you have the courage to go after what you want?

    • Are you ready to be responsible for your life decisions?

    • Are you aware that doubt and fear will show up on your journey but you're willing to move forward anyway?  

A head full of fears has no space for dreams. Those emotions have all overstayed their welcome in that beautiful mind of yours. So clear out all that space and let your vision flourish.

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Find out more about Leslie and follow her dreams and travels at: 

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Dreaming Vs. Doing...Strive to do Both!

There is dreaming and there is doing.

And then, there is the beautiful marriage of DOING what you DREAM about. 

This, I would argue, is one of the most fun and fulfilling aspects of life.  We can think of our dreams as visions, and it’s in our power to design and build it exactly as we wish. 

Once we realize that the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility, we open up to the energy of manifestation and the ability to move towards our desired future. This is where the power of the dream board comes into play.

I’ve been creating dream boards for 4+ years now (after attending Tiare’s first ever Aloha Dreamboard workshop) and I’m always amazed to see how the images I’ve carefully cut out and placed on my board have become a reality. 

I’ve cultivated everything from relationships, a strong meditation and yoga practice, a VW bus, a larger savings account, and countless travels and adventures.

Constructing and rearranging my dream board has become a tradition I eagerly look forward to, as it launches me into a future that's exciting and allows for new possibilities.

I’m honored to contribute to this positive, uplifting space that encourages the pursuit of dreams and goals.

Check back in the following weeks as I write about my Dream Adventures, inspiration to move past your comfort zone, dreamboard tips, saying aloha (as in GOODBYE) to fear, and encouragement for creative living.