“Some people say I dream too big, I say…they dream too small”
I still clearly remember laying in my hospital bed looking at Mum, Dad and Ben and sobbing with despair…chronic fatigue…what did that mean? Did it mean I was going to be like this forever? Unable to live my life, bedridden forever? I was so afraid of what the future would hold. Was I going to be able to have kids? A job? Would my relationship last? Would I play sport again? Function again? Would I be able to just go for a walk or cook a meal…? How could I have gone from such a high, coming back from the national women's hockey tournament to lying in a hospital bed, completely unable to do anything for myself or function? I just couldn’t comprehend it and was beyond devastated at the limiting life I would seem to have…But life is bitter sweet and always surprising. There are lessons to be learned from every challenge and a silver lining to be found. Without the dark, there would be no light.
It took me years to recover and build back my strength, energy and vitality, but slowly, with a lot of support, self-love, hope, determination and perseverance, I was able to heal. Throughout my journey of recovery, I knew I had to get my story out there somehow and I had to spread my message to connect and help others who were suffering, but I had no idea how. I still hadn’t even gotten back to being able to vacuum the house! All I had was a vision, a passion and a drive in my inner core that this was what I wanted to do….and that was enough! All I had to do was take tiny fearless steps towards what I wanted to create and the universe did the rest....
Now 4 years on and I find myself standing on stage, passionately telling my story and spreading my message to help empower other women on their journey of self-healing. I was recently blessed to be chosen as a guest speaker at the “Girls Day Out” Festival in Melbourne. Standing up on stage was surreal…I thought…how did I even get here? I had dreamt about this for many years, but had no idea how it was going to happen, I just had an instinctual feeling, a vision that it was what I wanted to create in my life….and now it was happening!
You see anything is possible. People say I think too big, I say they think to small...If you can dream it, you can create it and achieve it.
For anyone who is going through a hard time at the moment, there is a silver lining to be found and you can start creating the life you want to live by simply being courageous enough to take a small step towards your dream. Even if you cannot see the light in your dark at present, don’t despair, you never know what life has in store for you, all you need to do is dream big, have hope, keep moving forward and lift off the roof of limitations you have hovering above you…the only person standing in your way…is YOU!
What do you want to create in your life? Would love your comments here..