“Real Dreams don’t require you to abandon your family, quit your job, and move to Tahiti with your paint brush. They require that you search your soul for that deep dream you put aside – and go for it. And watch your life light up.” ~Barbara Sher
Several weeks ago I mentioned in my blog Catching A Dream that I was submitting an application to the Freeport Fish Tank. Last Friday afternoon I was notified that my proposal for the Kent Emporium has made it to the finals (details below). And to be honest with you…
Nothing feels as exciting, magical, and empowering as seeing a dream come to life.
These feelings are the WHY behind the vision of the Kent Emporium. As a kid, my friends and I would sit around and talk about our future dreams. Future dreams like:
- Getting additional education,
- Traveling and going on adventures,
- Starting businesses,
- Pursuing artist endeavors (singing, dancing, painting, etc.), and
- Following our passions regardless of the money (teaching, farming, etc).
Our list was filled with endless possibilities. And then life happened. We graduated from high school and where taught to put our dreams on hold and become responsible adults. After high school graduation, like everyone else, I moved on, went to college, pursued a career, and stuffed my dreams into the closet for a very long time. Why did I stuff my dreams into the closet? The usual reasons come to mind: not enough time and not enough money. But truth be told, based on my own life experiences, it always comes down to…
Not enough encouragement and support when my own self-doubt appears!
Encouragement and support in the form of :
- A place that inspires me to keep moving forward towards my dreams when anxiety, fear, and self-doubt show up (and they always do in the middle of the night).
- Workshops that allow me to explore and discover my passions and my dreams.
- Community events that support turning my passions and dreams into reality.
- Connection to a tribe of inspirational passionate people who are also pursuing their dreams.
From my own struggles of turning my passions and dreams into reality, the Kent Emporium vision was created….
The Kent Emporium…a place where people gather and develop their tool box in order to flourish as heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers through workshops, community events and best of all, connection!
Monday I will get to meet the rest of the finalists and together we will find out what our next steps are in regards to turning our dreams into reality. I’m so excited that the Kent Emporium will have the opportunity to not only support my own dream but also the opportunity to support the dreams of the other finalists. I will keep you posted as I learn more about the details leading up to October event. In the meantime…
What secret dream is hiding in you closet?
What would you do if everyone was cheering you on and no one would ever criticize you?
What are you willing to commit to so that you can set your dreams in motion?
What impossible thing would you like to make possible?
I help heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers cut out all the BS so they can design and create lives and livelihoods they love!