Today's post is all about believing. Believing in that dream, that goal that you secretly don't want to tell people because it sounds silly to say it out loud when it seems so far away, so out of reach. But that magic? It's achievable. It's out there waiting for you to feel ready to say, "OK. I want this. Where do I start?"
Saying things out loud is the first step to admitting they are real and that they mean something to you, and that can be pretty scary, but also incredibly rewarding. If I hadn't spoken candidly about wanting to write more with Mr CC a year or so ago, I would never have been encouraged to start this blog. If I hadn't admitted I wanted a change in career two years ago, I would still be stuck in a lonely, dull and lifeless role.
So I'll make you a deal. Today you have to admit to something you want, something that feels like it might never happen, because it would be so magical if it did that you can't quite comprehend it. Share your dream with your partner, with your family or friends, or share it with me here! It will feel so much easier once you've said it out loud, I promise.
Deals are reciprocal, so here's my goal: I want to write a book. There, I said it. It's lingered at the back of my mind for so many years, tempting and toying with me, asking if I'm even good enough, if I have it in me. But you know what? It doesn't matter any more, because I've standing up and admitting that one day I want to achieve this.
How about you? What magic do you aspire to? I'd love for you to share your thoughts.
Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.