Sunday, October 30, 2011

The dream is becoming reality!


I leave November 20!!!

"If Today Was Your Last Day" - Nickelback


"If Today Was Your Last Day"
My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you'll never live it twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin' stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If Today Was Your Last Day

"If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback the perfect song.  My sister, Jane, who is just the best person in the world, and probably the world's greatest motivator.  Last year, just before I moved to Seattle, she sent me this song. We are both big believers in following your dreams no matter what happens. I'd been in the same job for almost 10 years and I was unhappy. I knew there was more out there than what I'd been doing, and I was aching for a change, and was planning my move to Seattle, then eventually making my way to Canada.  I had yet to decide on a date to leave. I was nervous yet excited, but was still doing what'd I'd always been doing...waiting.  So, I played the song AND followed long by reading the lyrics. The song was my moment of clarity. I new if I didn't make the change, I'd die regretting it. 2 months later I was in Seattle.

Due to the economy, I had to come back to Texas. The job market wasn't that great, so I decided to move back and save some money.

The dream I'm working towards now, is to one day live in Canada, and I'm headed up there next month!  Again, I'd been playing around with dates, and pondering if it was a good idea to go. Playing around with the "What ifs."  Again, my sister swooped to the rescue. lol I swear I don't know what I'd do without her. I'm going to spending time with my family, and checking out schools to study beauty and/or music, or even something in health care... I will speak on that later. :)  But, I can't wait to see my family and visit the great land of CANADA! :D

I will tell you honestly that I am scared of what might or could happen. And, I do have constantly motivate myself to keep beliving and to keep going for it. Life is hard, that's no joke, and even harder to keep faith that our dreams can come true.  There is one great peice of advice that I've taken from Madonna. It's that if you are afraid to do something, then you must do it. I love that, and it's helped me with alot of things...like performing on stage. EEEK! But, I would still be regretting it, if hadn't.

So, let's take that trip (or set the date, then make the plans), tell that person how you feel....take that leap of faith. The things that you wanted 10 years, 1 year ago, or even last week may not be what you want now. There will some tough times, but there will also be more great times. Things won't always be perfect, but we we learn from them. Dreams may alter or change, but never give up on them. You'll never know what might happen. 

"Life's a dance; you learn as you go." - John Michael Montgomery

What would you do if today was your last day?