When your dreams are bigger than your bank account…..

I know that at times it’s so easy for us to forget how unique and individual we all are; we each have qualities that nobody else has, yet tend to force ourselves to conform to what we are told that we should become.

I have always known deep down, from a young age, that i wanted more for my life than I had started with. My dreams grew in size the older I got, even though I was constantly told by those around me that I would need to “settle down” and find a “real job” eventually.

I find it so hard to believe that humans, the fascinating creatures that we are, were put onto this gorgeous planet to spend the majority of our lives doing something that doesn’t necessarily fulfil us; I want more than that for myself, and deep down I think everybody does, but the fear of being different terrifies us! And the fear of failure is unbearable to most of us! Myself included, which is why I’ve decided that failure is not an option!

I distinctly remember the time in my life when I stopped believing that anything was possible. This is a story for another time, but the bottom line is that this was a horrible feeling, and this quickly led to a downward spiral of negativity and depression I blamed myself, I blamed my upbringing, I blamed the people around me. Once I was in that place, I never thought I’d get out! On top of that, in true spirit of the law of attraction, everything else began to crumble dramatically around me. Friendships suffered, my confidence was shattered, I seemed to attract unfortunate events, I distanced myself from my family, my work life was depressing. I felt as though I was completely falling apart.

I then began to travel, at first this was my way of escaping my problems, but anyone who has been through something similar will understand that it doesn’t work. There may be a delay at first, but these problems will soon catch up with you, and when they do, it hurts like HELL!! Looking back, I think it’s important to remember that no matter how things may seem on the outside, you never truly know what a person is going through.

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I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past

I never would have expected it, but during this vulnerable time, something amazing happened to me. Through travelling, I learned so much about myself; my strengths and weaknesses, I experienced true joy and fulfilment and I witnessed first-hand some of natures most beautiful backdrops. My attitude towards life developed and I now understand how it feels to cherish every moment, no matter how hard it is in that moment. The old phrase “life’s too short” springs to mind, and it’s so true.

One big lesson I learned is that everybody’s “normal” is different. And that is completely ok! What doesn’t seem bizarre to me sounds ludicrous to another person and vice versa. This is the beauty of what makes the world so unique, if everybody wanted exactly the same thing, planet earth would be a pretty boring place!

I think what I’m trying to say is that once you find the tiniest hint of something that intrigues you, or makes you happy, do what you can to act on that curiosity! “Feel the fear and do it anyway” I guarantee you won’t regret it!! And if you do, I give you full permission to tell me off 😝

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Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan

No matter how low you find yourself, there is an endless amount of sky, and there is plenty of room for you to rise, so just go for it! Your dreams and desires are embedded in you right now, but if you’re anything like me, you may have pushed them away to make room for your “normal” life. Allow them to resurface, and indulge in your dreams. Imagine life as if you can have anything you set your heart on! (Which you absolutely can)
9 times out of ten, your dreams will be bigger than your bank account, however, by acting on your dreams and accepting opportunities, your bank account will grow! Focus on your happiness, and enjoy this crazy, out of control rollercoaster that we call life!

Love Sherilyn xx

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