I am back, just in case you may have thought I had given up my blog!!! It is just that my inspiration decided to take some time off, it could be related to the fact I was off last week too and I was gifted with the joy of the outdoors. I guess it was some sort of mutual agreement!
Dreams do come true!
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among stars” as someone once said.
Do not hesitate and dare to dream big!
If you just sit down to focus on the impossibility, nothing will happen. If you get overcome by the winding and steep road ahead, you will never start the journey. If you do not give yourself a chance, you will for sure regret it. Therefore, load yourself with lots of strength, commitment, determination and a will of steel so you don’t get swayed from your way to your dreams! Do not expect a smooth path or a bed of roses! Get ready for lots of stumbling blocks, drawbacks and despair! Don’t give up, go all the way and eventually you will wake up to your dream having come true!
The most important step is to identify your dream or dreams! Easy task for me as I am always making plans! Two of my three dreams have been following me for a while, the last one came up after my first one came true! Let me fill you in with my three dreams list. Moving to Ireland has been at the top of my list for ages. Writing & publishing a book is just right behind as my passion for writing goes back to my early teenage years. Having a small cottage in the Irish West Coast / countryside with a garden has become my number three recently!
I first came to Ireland when I was seventeen, just a teenager one would say. But the emerald isle instantly caught both my heart and soul. I got trapped by that Irish Celtic deep connection, the rural way of life, the warmth of its people, the beauty of its countless hidden gems and the constant soul healing feeling. Since then, I had always wanted to move there. In 2017, I left everything behind to make my dream come true! I will be soon celebrating my third anniversary in this amazing island which has become home to me, unbelievable! Those words have been said and written down so many times as my answer whenever I have been asked why I moved to Ireland… and now are part of my blog! Goose bumps moment!
Amazingly rewarding despite the sacrifices made and all those moments when I felt like surrendering! Dreams come along with a price, it is scary but letting fears win has never been my choice! What a journey it has turned out to be, needless to say hopelessness took over in several occasions. It was a leap of faith in the unknown future, terrifying but I owed to myself, it was my dream! It involved lots of planning, considering, worrying, saving, searching, reflecting, working hard and a bit of panicking. Finding myself at the edge of a cliff a couple of times was tough, that dreadful feeling of desolation and helplessness. When you sense you are about to fail, when you think you do not have any strength left, when you lose your confidence… then you realise that when it comes to your dreams there is always success, energy and faith left! You just pull yourself together and carry on! You can do it, I kept saying to myself! I endured the heavy load over my shoulders as I was not going to give up!
One day, I woke up to my dream having come true! All my struggles, worries and low moments turned into a colourful rainbow of great achievement! What a feeling! Awareness of the hard work and determination! Congratulating myself for such great accomplishment! Delight at having been able to settle down with my dream! I had succeeded! So proudly proud of myself!
My partner reminds me every now and then to look back and gaze at the path I walked mainly on my own! The thing is that we easily forget what we have been through, what we have achieved! As I glance back, a bright smile spreads across my face!
To myself, to family and friends, to all who came across my path and helped me make my dream come true, thanks!
Jay Cee Moon ©