I was out to lunch with some old-coworkers a couple of weeks ago and they caught me up on the daily grind back in the corporate world. Lots of decisions, company policies and challenges that are part of the everyday. Their voices almost went into haze, as I remembered that world. I thrived in it. I loved working with people and truly helping my clients. Working from home for this social butterfly has been quite a challenge, but formulating my schedule to include strength training, bible studies, Zumba and of course Hey Tell usually fills my social cup of tea each week. Honestly writing has really started to do this as well. I reply to each comment that is posted and I am able to connect to each of you, start conversations, relationships and my favorite encourage you and your journey. Truly, truly, highlights of my day.

Back to my haze….While I was remembering my old position, it hit me like a ton of bricks that I am my own boss and the only people I report consists of  my husband, my clients and most of all the LORD. This is a sheer and utter blessing that I really have let soak in the past weeks. I remember the times at my old job, where I would get so nervous when there was word of layoffs, when an office door was closed or when I didn’t know what this upcoming meeting was for. It was stressful. Normal large business stuff. But stressful.

To be able to have the free reign to make a decision and change the way that I work is remarkable. To have the flexibility to move and transform so freely is seriously such a blessing. Yes, I get nervous when bookings are slow or if I have big decisions to make. Yet honestly, if I put my trust in the right place, I have such a peace about it. I just want to shout from the rooftops. THANK YOU LORD!

I would have never even thought about this path for my life, but now I can’t see any other way. I don’t make a million dollars. It’s tough at times, but being able to walk into my home and set my own schedule is such a reward that I never ever want to take for granted.

Yes, running your own business takes tons of RISK and hard work. But these risks directly correlate to reward if your heart is in the right place. So don’t just write off your hopes & wishes. Take time to let those dreams bud. Because….

Thank GOD even crazy dreams come true.

Remember. I never planned or thought that being my own boss was an option. I didn’t even know I could dream that big. It took some interceding to get my brain going and to think that I really could make it happen. So, please stop letting all of your thinking be logical. Just DREAM. Dreaming doesn’t hurt anything. Scribble down ideas, have a dream-goal-reach-for-the-stars journal. Let the core of who you are come out on paper.

I know There’s a little bit of all that inside of me AND YOU.
Thank God even crazy dreams come true

Lyrics to Crazy Dreams :: Smash Version

Please If you can LISTEN while you read. This song is AMAZING.

Hello you long shots

You dark horse runners
Hairbrush singers, dashboard drummers
Hello you wild magnolias
Just waiting to bloom

There’s a little bit of all that inside of me and you
Thank God even crazy dreams come true

I stood at the bottom of some walls I thought I couldn’t climb
I felt like Cinderella at the ball just running out of time
So I know how it feels to be afraid
Think that it’s all gonna slip away
Hold on, hold on

Here’s to you free souls, you firefly chasers
Tree climbers, porch swingers, air guitar players
Here’s to you fearless dancers, shaking walls in your bedrooms

There’s a lot of wonder left inside of me and you
Thank God even crazy dreams come true

Never let a bad day be enough
To go and talk you in to giving up
Sometimes everybody feels like you
Oh, feels like you, just like you
Yeah

I’ve met some go-getters
Some difference makers
Small town heroes, and big chance takers
I’ve met some young hearts with something to prove
Oh, yeah

Here’s to you long shots
You dark horse runners
Hairbrush singers, and dashboard drummers
Here’s to you wild magnolias
Just waiting to bloom

There’s a little bit of all that inside of me and you
Thank God even crazy dreams come true
Thank God even crazy dreams come true
Yeah

Ps. Here I am living my crazy dream. Sweat, Tears and giving my every last drop at my last Destination wedding. Aren’t Natalie and I quite a pair?

 

  1. Natalie

    So proud of you, G. And WOW am I hot in this picture!

  2. Kate

    Thank you for having such wonderful crazy dreams. They have helped me to have some of my own!

  3. syd

    Couldn’t have been reading this at a better time – I’m a self-pronounced “peeker” of you, Ms. Gina and am so deeply and profoundly inspired by this blog and MTH. Embarking on the first webinar tomorrow, you just gave me the extra boost of confidence I need to go forth in this journey, knowing this is indeed what I was born to do :) xoxo.

  4. lisa

    Thank you for such a timely post and for something to say that is SO REAL! Sometimes we all need a boost, a reminder of our blessings, and you have provided that for this gal today. GO YOU!

  5. Shayla

    Two weeks ago I put in my notice for my full-time job because I’m ready to make things happen! This Friday is my last day and starting on Monday I’ll begin living my crazy dream. Thanks for the inspiration Gina!!

  6. athena

    hi. you’re amazing. the end.

    except no. not the end. not even a little bit. you’re beyond amaizng. and hello!?!?! quoting lyrics from Smash? I totally just fell head over heels.

    thank you for dreaming.

    it is watching others who had the courage to go before make it possible for us wallflowers TO dare enough….to have dreams of our own.

    xo

  7. Melissa

    This is great Gina! Such an encouragement! You have reinspired my determination to find some kind of work that I can do out of our home.

  8. sara

    I say this all the time, but it’s true over and over… I NEEDED to hear this today! During my jog at lunch, I was dreaming big. I mean HUGE. I could see it, all if it, in perfect order; that dream job, doing what I love, being my own boss… And then, I get back to work and BAM! The corporate dramas unfolded. I left feeling defeated, but thanks to this post, I’m going to go back to that awesome place of dreaming up my crazy dream, and believe, it’s possible! THANK U!!!

  9. Liz

    Love you Gina!! Thank you for these words – I’ll be back to process them :)

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