One of my all-time favorite questions to ask someone is this— if money weren’t in the equation, what would be your dream job? Or your dream scenario? And every single time someone answers, I always leave the conversation feeling two ways… feeling inspired, and then always wondering, “well why not?” Maybe you can place blame on my positivity or over-zealousness for life and all that it has to offer, but seriously, why not? What’s holding us back from taking at least one step in that direction? Why do we immediately label the things that make us come alive as dormant dreams that’ll probably never see the ground we walk on? Who knows, I could totally be listening to way too much Rachel Hollis or Lewis Howes…. but again, why not?
The most recent answers I’ve received when asking this question are as follows: open an interior design shop with a little bakery + coffee shop attached, start a non-profit on a ranch where people that have been labeled by society as criminals or addicts could come and learn life-skills as well as grow in knowledge of the one who loves them most: Jesus, and become a writer that has the task of documenting powerful stories, and even the job of crafting beautiful movies through authoring scripts and plot lines and all that jazz.
As I re-read the words above, my eyes dance over so much hope and creativity and I’m flat-out inspired. So much possibility lies in just a paragraph. I can almost smell the fresh crescents and feel the calloused hands of the recovering-hopeful-addict after a long day’s work on the ranch. They feel real to me— like a distant relative that I’ve heard of, just never met.Read More