Amazing lives are not limited

You know when you read a quote and you believe in it so strongly you feel that it was actually written for you. You’re like, “yes, exactly”. You smile, you repeat it in your head.

That just happened to me.

“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” Oprah (Of course she said that. Oprah knows what’s up.)

I’m a big time dream believer. I love the idea that if you can dream it, you can do it. I love vision boards, positive affirmations, and fortune cookies. Some may call me an eternal optimist. But what I also believe in is hard work. In the trenches, early mornings, late nights, sometimes doing work that you don’t want to do, but you know it’s part of your path and it will get you to the next step…even if you’re not sure what that next step is.  Whether you’re in school working towards your dream career, raising a child, in a job you don’t love but you know it’s getting you closer to finding a field you fit in, searching for your life purpose, or doing whatever it takes to pay the bills on time. Most of us have been there. And when we’re in it some days we can’t see very far ahead. That’s where faith comes in. I’m not necessarily talking faith in terms of a religious sense, but in a sense of strong belief that there is a beautiful direction(s) for your life. “Faith” as it’s defined “as belief, confidence or trust in a person, object, religion, idea or view despite the absence of proof.” We must all walk, run or crawl through learning experiences, get credentials, learn lessons, put ourselves in new situations, and grow to get to a place we’ve always wanted to be; physically, emotionally, spiritually. In your career, your family, your personal life, and in your own internal happiness.

“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”

This quote found me this morning and I still can’t seem to get it out of my head. I have worked some hard jobs, some jobs that many may not have taken because of their ego or not wanting to make certain sacrifices. To be honest, there was a while there where I wasn’t sure where I was going. But I knew that working hard was the first way to get there. So I practiced this ethic. Working hard at jobs that weren’t right for me, but I was going to be the best while I was there. During this time, I sacrificed a lot of things including self care. I managed to squeeze in early morning or late night runs, because I knew this would at least give me some peace of mind; moving my body in a way I loved. I promised myself that one day, self care would be part of my daily work.

I began to write things down, things I wanted in my life, the way my dream schedule would look; kind like a literary vision board. Before things began to fall in place, things fell apart both professionally and in my personal life. But I held on; doing what I had to do.

Leaps of faith, chances, hard work, early mornings, late nights have all lead to a beautiful life. My life looks similar to the one wrote. The one I ordered from the universe about 6 years ago. This doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with hardships or stress, it’s still full of life’s challenges. I have many more dreams and journeys ahead of me. But I get run everyday, my career is my biggest passion, I have a family I love, a place I always dreamed of calling home, and a lifestyle that allows me to do many things I love. I am forever grateful for the knowledge and acceptance that we have the power to create the life we want to live, even though it may take time to get there.

Here’s one of the most powerful things I’ve learned, amazing lives are not limited to a certain few, they are available for all of us. Your dream life is possible, but it takes hard work getting there. But you aren’t here to cruise through life, you’re here to squeeze out every last drop of the good stuff.

“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”

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1 thought on “Amazing lives are not limited

  1. Rebecca Zamolo is determined and hard working, so she will meet any goal she wants to 🙂


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