Dare to live the dream! For many of us, this seems an impossible task. I don’t think we lack the dream it part, but we seem to not know that we have permission to actually live our dreams. We all know the life that we want. We want to be exceedingly happy. You know, the kind of happy that makes everyone else around us happy too. The happy where you can’t help but be giddy with happiness.

Yet, we settle into this monotonous rhythm of sleep, wake up, eat, go to work, come home, a bit of socializing here or there, eat again, and go to bed. Day in and day out this is our lives. A lot of the time, we work in a job we hate to pay off a ridiculously high mortgage for a house that we don’t even have time to enjoy. Our families and friends feel our frustration and tension with life and ourselves. Surely, there is more for us than this? Surely, we can live a life that is everything we
ever wanted and more?

The truth is we can! We just have to give ourselves permission to dream wild awesome dreams and to actually go and make those dreams our reality. We have our whole lives ahead of us to live life to the full. That is what I wanted to do. I made it my mission in life to pursue my dreams and passions and I know that you can too. This desire to dream it, believe it and achieve it is what has helped me pursue my love for creating my own lifestyle.  A lifestyle that suits my own way of thinking and gives me the freedom to combine everything I love: modeling, traveling, fitness and inspiring others. It motivated me to move away from all that I knew including my family to live a life that I knew was for me. I wanted to be happy deep down. You know – that deep happiness that makes you wake up in the morning feeling that all is right in the world. We are not meant to live anyone else’s dreams but our own.  (For more on my journey read here.)

So, instead of working at a job you hate, live your passions. You have them in you, all you have to do is acknowledge them. Those passions, interests and dreams that make you the happiest have been nestled in your heart all this time. At the end of the day, other people don’t know what will make you happiest and they can’t make you happy. That’s your job. You are the only one who can make you happy. So do it.

Go out there and change the world! One happy smile and bouncing step at a time. The world needs you, it doesn’t need more people living life in a miserable robotic existence. It’s got enough of that. The world waits for you to live life fully and happily. This is your life to live. Give yourself permission to live the dream!

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