I usually write a Monday Musings post today, but because today is such a big day in my life, I’ve decided to go down a different route. Today is officially one week after my fiance and I got the keys to our apartment in Sydney, our first home together, and the first day that I am going to be at home trying to make my dreams of having a career in writing come true. Up until now, I have been doing my blog and writing a novel on the go whilst travelling, but today I sit at my desk in our beautiful new home, typing away and ready to make my wildest dreams come true.
I have to pinch myself when I think of where I am in life right now. For as long as I can remember, to live in Australia has been my dream. For even longer than that, writing has been my ultimate career goal. To get the opportunity to both at the same time is quite simply incredible.
To anyone out there who has something that they feel they were born to do simmering away inside them, my only advice to you would be to go for it. I may not become a successful author, I may never be published and no one may ever love something that I have written, but by going for my goal I honestly feel amazing. The voice inside my head that told me ‘what if’ whenever I went into the classroom to teach rather than sit at a desk and write will be silenced. Nothing may come of this, but in the same breath everything might come of this. It’s a gamble, but one worth taking. If you feel like I felt, take a leap of faith, be brave and be bold and just try. There’s so much to gain from trying, even if that attempt results in failure.
So this day is the first day of my ‘go for it’ time, the first day of a new chapter of my life all about chasing those wild dreams until I run out of breath. Today is Monday, I’ve got my big girl pants on and I am ready for it! Are you?