Dream Big

The poem below came to me when I graduated college and has resonated with me since that time.  I have written this poem in the front of the journal that will accompany me to Colombia (thanks to my best friend Lindley for the super cute eco friendly journal!).

Dream Big
If there were ever a time to dare
To make a difference
To embark of something worth doing
It is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily-
But for something that tugs at your heart
Something that is worth your aspiration
Something that is your dream
You owe it to yourself to make your days count.
Have fun.  Dig deep.  Stretch.
 
Dream big.
 
Know, though
That things worth doing seldom come easy
There will be times when you want to turn around
Pack it up and call it quits
Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself
And that you are not afraid to learn by trying.
 
Persist.
 
Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools
You can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart guide you.
 
Trust.
 
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind
Of doing something that makes a difference
Of working hard
Of laughing and hoping
Of lasting friends
Of all the things that will cross your path.
 
The start of something new brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible
There is only one you
And you will pass this way but once.
 
Do it right.
 
Dream big.
 

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