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Midweek Motivation


I'm the sort of girl who has a plethora of ideas, dreams and goals for the future. I have lists on paper, lists in my head and and wishes that whirl through my mind daily, but I'm guilty of leaving them as just that: wishes. But what if we were brave enough to turn all this wishing into doing? What if our actions began to reflect our desires? Scary though it may be, at least we would have tried; there would be no 'what-ifs' or nights spent drifting away into a world of invention and speculation.

What do you think? Shall we be brave?

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Midweek Motivation
Roald Dahl Quotation - Creative Countryside

Roald Dahl Quotation - Creative Countryside 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.



Midweek Motivation

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I've never been one of those people who say, 'I know exactly what I'm going to do with my life and how to get there.' Don't get me wrong, I've worked hard for things over the past few years; I've gained qualifications, changed jobs and formulated a whole host of new visions for my life, but they've always been in a state of constant evolution. I guess I've reached the stage now where people would argue I've achieved a lot of my goals and so should be satisfied and I suppose to an extent I am, but there is still this small part of me that longs for something else. Something more.

I've always loved the process of learning and I think it is the challenge of new things that keeps me going in life, and it is the challenges I present myself that motivate me the most. Like this blog, for example. Plenty of people question where I find time to blog, and why I push myself to do it, but it's another of those visions, it's something I really want to do, and why not? I suppose today is a moment to sit back and reflect that it's ok to have these new dreams. Who's to say I can't go out there and achieve whatever I set my mind too? You're never too old, or too settled, to change.

What do you think?