I have dreamed of rowing on a rowboat team for a long time. It's so much a part of me that I have pictures of rowboats in my work and home offices, on all my computer desktops and on my dream poster. When I see row teams on the water, I just want to cry! It's CRAZY, I know! Who would ever think that this would be someones dream, but it's mine!!!
Anyway my sweet husband is on a men's retreat this weekend and I decided that I would spend my time working on myself. I wanted to get my regular exercise in and maybe get in a bike ride (have never ridden alone before), I'm planning good healthy food, I going to take 100 pictures - hoping to spark my creative side and I was going to check out the boat row house to see what's going on.
Well I called today and got some information. After I got the low down, the lady told me they were having a row clinic this Saturday and she invited me to come. It's FREE and I get to go out on the water for an hour!!! This is a dream come true!!! So I made the commitment and told her I would be there.
After I hung up the phone, within micro seconds, fear started to rise up in me. I thought ~ what if it rains, what if I can't do it, I don't have anything to wear, what if the people don't like me, what if I make a mistake, what if I'm not strong enough, what if, what if, what if....what if I just don't like it.
Oh that would be devastating!!
Now I can see why people don't pursue their dreams. We can get so caught up in the what ifs that we paralyze ourselves. We can't move, we can't explore, we can't do it ~ then we give up!
Well guess what? I'm not giving up. I'm going to face my dream....and I know....I'm going to LOVE IT!!
What's holding you back from exploring your dreams?