I started to live the life I've always dreamt of about a year ago. I stopped worrying too much the past and what others might expect me to be, and instead started looking eagerly forward. All I can say is that the attitude you have toward life makes the difference. One of my favourite quotes by Paulo Coelho goes like this: ”When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” I started to look at the brighter side of life, thinking my glass is half full instead of being negative and worrying that it's nearly empty. Most importantly, when I changed my way of thinking, everything around me changed. I became like a magnet and suddenly I realized being surrounded by people who were seeing the world the same way I did. Great minds definitely think alike.
All of a sudden, positive things just started happening and it became like a never ending, positive, upward spiral and my days were filled with laughter, smile and joy. Little by little I started to reach toward my dreams. First, I changed my eating habits totally and believe me, we really are what we eat. Second, I started to take singing lessons once again, and this time I got the best teacher in the whole world, lovely Saara, who helped me in so many ways I can never thank enough. Third, which I believe is the most important one, was that I took a scary step out of my comfort zone and travelled to the other side of the world, all alone. Noticing that yes, I will manage in a country with full of strangers even though I don't have my support network around me, has convinced me that I am able to achieve everything I want.
Now I will challenge you to think what dreams you are carrying inside of your heart. You might have come up with a lot of excuses along the way why you cannot take the chances and live the life you always wanted but I want you to change your way of thinking. The life is here. The life is now. You will not get another chance so why not taking the most of it while you still can.
Chameleon Girl - Hanna Marsh