I can’t believe this will be my last Dream Reporter post!!Â It’s hard to believe that only 6 months ago I started this journey.Â (well, 6 months plus years of dreaming, researching and getting up the nerve to actually do this!)Â I’m going to miss our weekly chats!Â You all have been the most amazing and supportive cheerleaders.Â I don’t know how to thank you enough for following me through this adventure!Â Although it did get me thinking that I wanted to offer you, at the very least, a small token of my appreciation. But you’ll have to wait until the end of the post for more info!
I thought I would share with you some things I wrote down years ago.Â I’ve always kept a journal and for my last post here I thought it would be interesting to look back and see how long I’ve been thinking about this.Â Well, look what I found…back in 2000 I had some of the same ideas!Â Not well formed but they were there in some shape.Â At that point, I had a vision for a brick & mortar boutique that would sell cd’s and home accessories and even aromatherapy productsÂ – fun to see how some things change yet some stay the same!!Â Even the descriptive words – some stuck and some – not so much!
Honestly you guys – if I can do this, anyone can!Â I spent years being afraid of the unknown, afraid to follow my passion and spent way too much time playing the “what if” game.Â (not to mention, too much time toiling away at my misery-inducing corporate jobs).Â It took just going day-by-day, moment-by-moment to get past those fears and reaching out to others for help when I needed it.Â And as Jess likes to say – it really is a marathon not a sprint.
My journey is actually just beginning…I have lots to do to build one sydney road into something that allows me to live my dream for the long term (i.e. bring home a paycheck!)Â But I’m learning (still a work in progress!)Â to enjoy the here & now -Â everyday that I get to live my dream, well, I have to admit, that’s a pretty darn beautiful day.Â Not to say there haven’t been ups & downs already and many more to come – but I know I’m going to work my butt off to keep this dream alive!Â It honestly took just dreaming at first and then working a bit here or there to get to this point.Â I know it’s hard when you’re working or have children or any number of things – but trust me your dreams are too important to put off.Â Just take even 5 minutes each day to do something, anything towards your own dream.
I’m really looking forward to the next Dream Reporter and seeing them go along their journey.Â I’m amazed at how much it helped me – it was the weekly “weigh in” that I needed.Â (too bad I didn’t lose any actual weight!!)Â I felt accountable to you, to Jess and myself.Â So I just know that the next Reporter is going to be amazing especially since you’ll all be cheering them on!!
As a special thanks for following me all these months, listening to me and offering advice and support through the high notes and the low, low notes, I wanted to do something for you guys.Â I believe in giving back (building up those karma points!) and so I thought I’d offer you all a special discount to the store.Â Just use the code “GETOSR15” to get 15% off your order.Â It’s a small token of my huge THANKS to all of you.Â Sending you all a big virtual hug. : ) You know where to find me!!