Welcome to the “new” The Adventures Ahead! Frankly, not much has changed. All the “new” is really in me and the writing.
I started this blog to share all of my hopes and dreams but quickly realized that isn’t my calling. Sure, I’ve lived a fairly interesting life. I could go on and on about the life of a Camp Counselor, tell you about my first car accident, stories of growing up with 6 siblings or even suddenly losing the man I called my big brother.
Truth be told, I’m sure you will hear about all of the above at one point or another, but that isn’t enough. I don’t want this blog to merely be myself babbling on about life.
I’m not a 50-year-old success story (Yet) I can’t tell you how I conquered the “boring” phases of life to accomplish my dreams because I’m still in those boring phases myself.
You see, currently, I’m working at a restaurant. Quite frankly, I do not enjoy it in the least bit.
Where do I want to be? Well, if I could be anywhere right now, it would be living out west, working with horses. Or maybe being an outdoor guide in the mountains.
Yet, here I am. Stuck in a job I hate because, to put it bluntly: I need money to make my dreams come true.
So that brings to my main point of not only this post but of all of The Adventures Ahead;
I know I can’t be the only crazy dreamer out there in a waiting period of life. Rather than just writing about how much I want to accomplish my dreams, I desire to inspire others in their adventures through my writing and journey in life.
Now, you may be thinking “How is this random blogger going to help me follow my dreams?” If so, you’d probably be right. I can’t give you money to go to college to become a doctor, nor can I buy you a plane ticket to travel the world. But I can do at least one thing: Give you hope.
I may hate my job or often wish I was somewhere else. I definitely have days I wish I had a more exciting life to blog about, but I refuse to believe that I’m stuck in this place forever.
Rather than trying to put up a face on social media or my blog about my exciting life to gain followers (Which isn’t a total stretch, there are some exciting moments!) I’m going to show you how an everyday girl is working hard to accomplish her dreams. Through my writing, I sincerely hope and pray that you may be encouraged to pursue your own dreams.
This is the first post in my new series “Let’s Dream.” Let’s Dream is a two-week series to kick off my new focus of Dreaming. Throughout the next few weeks, The Adventures Ahead will be full of special posts from myself focusing on dreams, as well as guest writers and interviews with some of the most inspirational dreamers I know!
Stay tuned yall! It’s going to be an awesome couple of weeks. In order to make sure you don’t miss a single post, connect with me on social media (links in my bio on the sidebar (desktop) or down below (mobile) or sign up for my newsletter, not only for blog updates but also encouraging content just for dreamers!
I’d love to know what your wildest dream is, Comment below!
Happy Adventuring, dreamers!
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