Freedom. Powerful word right? What does freedom mean to you? For me, it means the safety to fully embrace me. To fully stand in who I am and know that it’s exactly where I’m supposed to be. To not be scared or fearful that I’m going to make a mistake or worry about what everyone is thinking of me.
It’s been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to live in Paris. In high school when everyone else was taking Spanish, I took French. After visiting Paris in my 20’s, I returned home and immediately bought 3 books on how to live and work in Paris. I just knew I had to live there one day.
The thing was though, 10 years ago I had all these “dreams” and wishes for my life but deep down thought they were only things that happened for other people. Not me. I had no idea how to actually live the extraordinary life I desired. So I stayed in this place of wishing and “someday, maybe” that will happen for me, but never actually taking steps toward creating it in my life.
Well now my perception has completely shifted, and I know how to make my dreams happen. And I’m doing it. I’m living in Paris this fall and I couldn’t be more excited and scared and filled with wonderment. I’m deepening into my own freedom. And I can’t wait to share the journey with all of you!
If you haven’t done so already, go and like my FaceBook page and let me know what your dream is. What would you be doing if you allowed yourself to go after your own freedom?
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