Every year since I can remember, I give myself a lists of things that I want to accomplish. Then, I do nothing. Last year, shortly after my 28th birthday, my sister turned 30 and had a grand trip in Europe. The frenzy of her big milestone, made me realize mine is in a couple of years. It made me realize that I could not let my twenties be a decade of amazing ideas that died due to lack of follow through. I decided to chase all those things that I have let go because they are impossible to achieve. I want my twenties to be about breaking new grounds in life. Exploring what it means to live a fulfilled life.
I am really good at giving other people advice but not so good about following them. I remember when one of my good friends wanted to move to Nigeria and it just seemed impossible. I remember one conversation we had where it seemed like everything she needed to do in order to be able to move was impossible. All she could see was roadblocks. I said to her on that day “for you I wish the impossible.”
For me, I wish the impossible. Impossible for me has been many things over my life. The overwhelming one has been the sense that I am not good enough, not worthy, not well equipped. I have always managed to find the reason why not. But I realize that reasons exist because I have created them out of fear. What if I saw my perceived obstacles and saw them as stepping stones. Like a ledge in a smooth wall that allows me to climb and reach higher.
This blog is going to be my journey #chasingimpossible!
*I had so much I wanted to do with this post since it is my first one. I wanted to add a picture or a great quote. But I have been sick and working full-time since Christmas. I did not want to start the new year with excuses so I am going to go ahead and publish this.