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When the stars align

Being able to work with women in a developing country has been a long time dream of mine that I thought would never become a reality.  I may have verbalised this dream a few times knowing that it was more a fantasy rather than an attainable goal.  Never did I imagine this dream would come true!

It’s such a magical thing when your life starts unfolding in a way that follows your truth.  What may start as an initial chance meeting ends up connecting many dots and lining up in a way that you could never intentionally orchestrate.  People come out of the woodwork who are as excited about your dreams as you are.  They are eager to help and connect you with others who share the same vision.

Following a dream can be scary and it is often our fear that stops us from identifying and pursuing our deepest heart desires.  What if it doesn’t work out?  What if people criticise my ideas? What if I end up broke and unemployed?  These are real fears but are often unfounded.

When you commit to jumping in and following your dreams there is an immense sense of joy.  Over the past year I have had many moments when I pinch myself to make sure it’s all real.  This deep sense of happiness makes my heart feel full, like it might explode.   This happy energy radiates through all aspects of your life and other people can feel it too.  I have had so many people tell me that I look so happy.

Taking a risk on my dream has opened up so many doors and opportunities.  Other people see that you are dedicated and passionate and they want to be apart of that journey.  I quit a stable job without any future employment planned but now have too many job offers.  This allows me to pick and choose the terms of my employment so it suits me.  I’m now wondering why I didn’t do this years ago!

I may be in the honeymoon phase of my PhD where everything is cupcakes and roses but I hope this feeling lasts.  I encourage everyone to look deep into their heart and find what truly makes their soul happy.  I believe that when we follow those dreams, the stars will align and magic starts to happen IMG_0401

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