days spent dreaming
What a whirlwind week! Since launching the brand I have received an unanticipated outpouring of love and support and encouragement from friends, family, and so many people I have yet to meet. It feels so good to have people believe in me and what God is doing in my life. I think back to when I first ventured down this journey of rebranding and rethinking my company (7 months ago!), and I remember distinctly just how terrified I was back then to make these forward steps in faith.
To put it simply, I was afraid to dream. In fact, I wasn't sure I had ever really dreamed before in my life. At least, never so big, never so bold as now. So as I began this rebranding process and I found quickly that my first step had to be this: Learn to dream. I knew that without dreaming, I could go no where, do nothing.
So for me, these past seven months have been an exercise in dreaming. A wonderful string of days and weeks and moments where I held my breath, squared my shoulders, remembered God, and took a step forward. I've made so many mistakes in this process, fallen so many times, but more still, I have loved and known richly the surprising goodness that often comes from risk and boldness. Best of all, I have learned without doubt the gentle kindness of my Father's hands as I stumble about, chasing after fireflies, falling all over myself - He always picks me up, always dusts me off, and always encourages me to run again.
And so I stand on the other side of this journey of dreaming, and my only regret is that I did not dream more wildly, did not live more boldly, did not risk more of myself, and that I did not start sooner.
My encouragement to you today is to go and dream. There can be no more vital or precious thing for us to do than to live boldly and to love wildly, trusting always that God is bigger than our biggest mistakes. That's real freedom, friends.
Below: mobile moments from my days spent dreaming