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Dare to Dream Big Dreams

Written on July 23, 2012 at 9:36 am , by

friend of mine posted this on Twitter last night:

 A dream doesn’t have to be BIG to be a big dream. Big dreams come in all sizes :)

And it got me thinking about dreams.

I once dreamed I would become a pediatric oncologist. Then I realized math and science weren’t my forte and headed toward the law degree I now have. I dreamed about traveling the world – and have had some pretty amazing experiences realizing that dream. I dreamed about moving back to my hometown and becoming the Executive Director of an amazing non-profit – and that dream has come true.

On my fitness journey, I’ve had a few dreams too. I dreamed about doing a sprint triathlon.

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I dreamed about running a half marathon.

I still dream about running a sub 30 minute 5k.

Maybe it’s because I’m pregnant and am “sitting on the sidelines” for the time being, but I really haven’t been thinking about big dreams lately.

Maybe it’s because part of me is afraid that I have achieved all this “wannabe athlete” is capable of achieving. Maybe I should leave the “big dreams” to others more athletic, more dedicated than me.

But then I remember that if I had that mentality when I started this journey, I still wouldn’t be able to run a mile. I wouldn’t know the thrill of crossing the finish line of my first half marathon. I wouldn’t know that I really am so much stronger than I thought I could be.

So maybe…just maybe…it’s time to dream big again.

What is your BIG dream?

 

  • http://www.southerncharmnola.com/ Liz @ Southern Charm

    Right now … running a half marathon in under 2 hours. I’m scared to death, but you’re right – can’t be scared! MUST dream big :)

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