Sometimes dreams are complicated. Sometimes keeping a dream and having the courage to reach for it has a whole lot more to do with hard transitions, letting go, and feeling unprepared and a bit alone in all of those things. I know a lot about this right now. I know that I want to do really really BIG things with my love of art making and my abilities in counseling. But getting there seems to be a long road with no one who really truly understands what I am going through, and often, when it gets really complicated and it feels harder and harder to see forward motion in my adventure, I start to doubt myself. I start to think about giving it all up, going back to what was easy, known, free of drama. The problem is that I am not the same person I was when I started this journey. When I decided that I would no longer settle for what was average, when I realized that I deserved an extraordinary life, I let go of a part of myself that I will never get back. It was the part of myself that had made a home within complacency. That part no longer exists, and I cant go back no matter how much I might want to in those hard moments. For now I have seen myself beyond a lifestyle of settling. I have visioned an incredible existence full of love, family, creativity, and fulfillment of my purposes and talents that I believe God gave me. I was created to be extraordinary, and while I am still struggling each day to discover the fullness of God's Love for me and what my life was destined for, I cling to that truth knowing that revelation can be a journey of a million small incredible moments until when you look back you can no longer see the person you started from.