Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dream Big

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day, I sell most of my things, pack a light bag and my camera, and start a new life. One that involves seeing places and the people in them and capturing it all on film. I dream of being a photographer that travels from place to place, experiencing life in all it's glory. Telling stories with what I see through the lens.

Some day. I've said that a lot about losing weight. Some day I'll be able to do this or that. Some day when I'm thinner. Now, I'm older and some day needs to hurry up. I need to hurry up and make some day happen. I can make it happen. I will make it happen. Even when a bump in the road slows things down. I'm going to have faith in myself that I will not give up.
There are a lot of reasons I give myself for not having lived the life I dream about. It's not practical. I'm not good enough. It's dangerous to travel alone. I can't just up and leave my family. I've used similar reasons (excuses) that keep me from losing weight, too. Who am I kidding? I'll never be thin. It's too much work. I'll just gain it back.

One thing I'm learning from reading what goes on in the hearts and minds of some of you awesome bloggers out there is that we can change our lives. We can take back control of our life from the things that have gotten their grip on us. Finding motivation is tough sometimes but we have to find it. Everyday we need to tell ourselves we are worth the work it will take to get us that dream we have. At work we give our best and all we get is a paycheck. This is our life I'm talking about. We need to make the same investment in ourselves that we make in our jobs.

We are strong and determined men and women who deserve the life we dream about. Work for it and never give up!

***exit stage right***

(Where in the world did all that come from? This was going to be a quick short post. Anyway.)

Hope your weekend is going like you want it. Don't forget to drink your water! Seriously.

~the picture is one I took while in Eze, France several years ago.


  1. Awesome post, Teena. Words to try to live by, actually. When I find myself thinking "someday I'll", I really try to ask myself what's holding me back? Am I doing EVERYTHING I can today to live a bit of that life that I want for my tomorrow.

    Great motivation, dear. On the very morning I needed it. Thank you. And I can totally see you traveling and taking pics - you've got an artist' eye.

    Happy Sunday - now go take some pictures of something! Be a traveler in your own city. Pretend you are a tourist and are seeing Houston through fresh eyes. Post your pics!

  2. Wonderful post!!! That picture is awesome too. You definitely have a photogaphic eye.

  3. Just DO IT. Really, there's nothing holding you back. Even at a higher weight there's no reason not to follow your dream.

  4. thanks for this! The same thoughts were running through my mind last night! Let me know when you go on your world tour.. I'll join ya! hehe

  5. What a beautiful, motivational post! I absolutely LOVE the picture - you certainly are a talented photographer, and I hope your future holds much travel and many, many more pictures!

  6. You should live your dream, whatever that dream is. You deserve it.

    The nice thing about blogging is learning from others and seeing how everyone struggles. But you're right, we are all strong and determined, and we can do this (whatever "THIS" is).

    Thank you for your encouraging comments on my blog. Even though we have never met, I feel as if we would be good friends in "real" life.

  7. Great thoughts! One of the UPsides of losing my job is that it's allowing me the opportunity to pursue some of my "someday" projects. :)

    Happy Sunday!

  8. Yeah!

    I love France--post more pictures :)

  9. I've just started blogging and keep wondering if it is a waste of time...why am I trying to write about weight loss instead of doing something about it. But your post makes me realize the value of the words we post. And the "exit stage left" made me laugh out loud!!

  10. Great post. I love the picture. And you should take them all the time. Like Roxie said be a tourist in your own city.

    I never thought I would do two things I have done in the last couple of years.Make jewelry have shows and sell it and become a Reiki practioner. I'm not sure if it was the timing or just shear will and determination to just go for the dreams. Now I'm working on dream #3 to be healthy and fit and #4 is in the vision stage, I am just in the educating and developing myself stage.

    We can do it!!!

  11. Excellent post! Very thought provoking. Seriously, I take to heart what you and some other dear bloggers say, I humbly learn at your feet. :-)

  12. I always liked this quote:

    "It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise." ~ Nancy Thayer

    I could get lost in the photo I posted. So gorgeous.

  13. I mean, the photo you posted set in France.