“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
This time last year I paraphrased an immensely inspiring quote by Henry David Thoreau “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
A year later I am truly living by this. This time last year I was jobless, feeling depressed/hopeless and had health problems-I’m still recovering there are still ups and downs but I have accomplished so much in recent weeks alone. A year after originally sharing that quote I have x3 books, online boutiques and so much more in the works.
Thoreau is our September selection because his words are deep and meaningful. If I hadn’t learned the importance to live a dream one imagines and desires – albeit vaguely – my blog – would not have continued on, there’d be no publications by me… If someone told me this time last year that not only would I be inspired by Thoreau’s word but I would actually take action and accomplish so much so fast I wouldn’t have believed you.
I’m taking a moment to look and assess how far I’ve come in such a short time frame. I’ve met lot’s of interesting creative types, I’ve read and taken the time to understand the importance of following your dreams. I’ve not just been listening and reading I have taken relevant steps to applying what I’ve learned sometimes they’ve been small steps others quantum leaps into making my dreams and passions a reality (some passions were simply dormant and unknown to me-I only ever had a vague ideally of what I wanted which was essentially to get published.) I’m also working hard to make sure that this all combines to provide myself a good career path.
And so my dear and very loyal reader’s I shall leave you with more inspiring quotes by Henry and who knows maybe it could spark a creative streak of success for you too! Good luck!
♡ “Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”
♡ “Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”
♡ “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
“Write about the writer’s block…The more you write about it, the more you’ll dissolve it.”