All things come with a price. There are sacrifices that occur when we pursue our dreams. Sometimes, we have to determine if the cost is too great. Other times, the price for not living is not really living at all. One of my favorite quotes is from Dr. Seuss — “Those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind.” We all have made choices that may or may not have turned out like I would have wanted, but I didn’t know that at the time. Do you have a dream? Yes, that is an easy question and one you should know the answer to right away. This week, I attended a meeting of wonderful people who are not just pursuing their dreams, but they are living it. I was blessed to be surrounded by so many talented people and for a moment, I thought I was really in the wrong place. I questioned if I had anything to offer that was as great as what these people actively shared with the rest of us. But I was welcomed with open arms and smiles that were genuine. You have to decide if those family events, time with friends, and even sleep are worth it as you aspire to be more than you ever thought you could be. If you find yourself enthusiastically waiting for the next opportunity with anticipation and excitement, then that is what you are meant to do. I catch myself realizing how my attitude changes and how comfortable I become when sharing my dream with others. It is an extension of who I am. It makes me more confident and stronger. We know you do not mean to trample over anything or anyone as you seek your dream. We do not mean to forget about those that matter most in our lives and if you truly love us, then you would want us to be happy. This is my dream and this is what makes me happy. This brings joy to my heart as I share my story and my thoughts on life with all of you. There is not a check you can write that would ever truly cover the cost of your vision and passion. It cannot be put on lay-a-way or purchased on a line of credit. But always know that there is a price to pay. But also understand that you are worth every penny.
Michelle Homme 2012 ©