Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dream Chasers... Are you one?

Hey Ladies,

It's Nad. I wanted to come check in with you guys, because Mina and I get so busy. You know how life consumes you sometimes and you don't find your way out for days, weeks or even months? It's important to step back from time to time, come up for air.

Mina and I share a common goal of empowering women, and we've both been working toward that goal. Personally, I've published a book called "On All the Things That Make Me Beautiful: Short Inspirational Essays on Life, Love & Self." It is full of advice on a whole slew of topics ranging from love and marriage, to body image and confidence, to forgiveness and health. There is a little bit of everything in there.

For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to write a book. But, I never did anything about it. Now, I've finally done it, and I wish I had done it sooner. We live in a time and space that encourages most people to be mindless drones, getting the old minium wage, "9-5" job and just barely making it. Sure, you've always wanted to be a dancer, but that's too hard, so just become an office assistant, and live with it. Sure, you've always wanted to open a restaurant, but that's too hard, so just work the register at Payless, and live with it.

As children, we have such big aspirations. "I want to be a maker. You know, a person that makes stuff like buildings and tables," a young girl once told me. If she ends up like most others, she'll shed that dream somewhere in her teen years and settle for a job that just lets her get by.  We all have so much potential, but somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we're convinced to shelve it. I challenge you to pull your potential from the shelf, dust it off, and put it to good use.

1 comment:

  1. This post is so in tune with where I am in my life right now. I am refusing to settle and I'm becoming the most ambitious that I've ever been! I'm really expanding my graphic design services and I'm about to launch my website. I also have a few book manuscripts I'm working on and few community projects I have in mind. So I've chased my dream and now I've tackled it and I'm staring it in the face! My dreams will come into fruition!!! (Insha'Allah)


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