By Dawn Onley
Dear Women Who Hope, and those who don’t, yet:
Don’t bother your pretty little heads one more second about how things will work out. Don’t lose sleep over it. Don’t stress over it. Just know that things will work out. All that is required of you is that you believe and that you direct your actions accordingly.
That’s it. It can’t get any simpler than that, can it?
Even if you’re not ready. Even if you think the deadline has elapsed on your wildest dreams and that there’s no way possible, at your age, with your grown-up responsibilities, with your circumstances, and the way your bank account is set up, that your dream can still come to pass, I’m here to tell you that it can. Your dream is like an egg that’s still waiting for the right conditions and the right moment to hatch. It’s waiting for you to sit on it and give it warmth and let it know that it’s safe and it’s time. It’s waiting on you to whisper that the incubation period is over. It knows it, but it’s waiting on you. It’s waiting on you to feed it and to love it and to be nurturers of the dream, sweet ladies.
It’s waiting to be born. It’s waiting to develop wings and fly.
What are you waiting for?
Oftentimes, the dream is ready, but we’re not. Oftentimes, it’s when we’re not prepped and ready and “on” when we need to make our next move. It’s when we have no idea what lies on the other side of the mountain, or up the road, or just beyond the bend. It’s when we’re scared of flying without a safety net not knowing that the net is still there, where it has always been, we just can’t see that it’s God’s hand holding us.
It’s often when things are going good that the internal voice starts talking to us. Admittedly, it can feel confusing because, after all, things are going good so why mess up a known thing? A sure thing? A comfortable thing? For the unknown?
Because, beauties, if you have a dream festering inside of you, it won’t let you rest, it won’t let you be, it won’t give you peace, until you answer it.
Because, this is the thing you were born to do.
Because, you will never know what could have been until you give it a try.
Because, you can accept failing at something, but not the regret that comes with never trying.
Because this is your purpose.
Because this is your time.
Because you are ready.
So soar, you lovely souls who have the audacity to hope. And even for those of you who don’t, yet.
Hatch your dreams.