Dream Big

With another amazing summer behind us, it's time to usher in another new season. For many, including myself, September has always been the month of change. For some, It's the start of a new school year with new teachers, perhaps even a new school, oh and we can't forget the best part; a new wardrobe. With that being said, September seems like the perfect month to reset my goals, reprioritize, and dream. 

In July, I had the opportunity to attend a DREAM conference hosted by my beautiful fashion stylist, and author friend, Gina LaMorte. The weather and the location couldn't have been more perfect! It's kind of hard not to dream when you're staring out at the bay on a beautiful summer afternoon. The fact that God created such a vast body of water, and yet put such specific dreams in each and everyone of our hearts is just amazing to me, and it reminded me of a conversation I had with a dear friend of mine a couple of years ago when I was praying about something specific in my life. She said to me, " We have a God who deals in specifics, so go ahead and pray that prayer!"

God placed a specific dream in Gina's heart years ago for this Dream Conference, but it didn't happen over night. It happened in His perfect timing. Sometimes we have to wait, which is not easy in this world of instant gratification, but when we do wait, and continue to be obedient to him by working hard and not giving up on our dreams while we are in the waiting stage, he will bless us beyond what we could ever think or imagine! God's word says that we can live an abundant life. He doesn't put a dream in our hearts to tease us or leave us unfulfilled! He wants to see us walk out those dreams, but, the key is to rely on him. Am I saying you won't fulfill your dreams and goals if you don't rely on God? No not at all, but why not rely on the one who has planted that specific dream in your heart to guide your steps, as you walk out His purpose for your lives?

When I met Gina I was struggling with the idea of starting my blog. I talked about it a lot, probably too much, because then the doubts started creeping into my thought process (I'm too old, nobody will read it, and on, and on). Gina asked me one question; what are you afraid of? Success? and gave me a quote to read by Marianne Williamson which I read everyday until it completely turned my thought process around.  

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

-Marianne Williamson

It has been a little over two years since I launched Fabreview, and I am enjoying every minute, but right now, I am in another waiting stage where I believe God is preparing me for something even bigger, and it is in this waiting, that I will continue use the gifts he has given to be a light to others for his glory.

Are you in the waiting stage of fulfilling dream? Are you trying to figure out what your dream is? Have you given up on your dream because it may seem impossible?
I highly recommend reading  Gina's book; Designing Your Dream. It' s helping me tremendously and I know it will inspire you to go after your dreams as well.

Happy Dreaming Everyone!

On a side note: I will be wearing these sandals until I can't feel my toes anymore!

H&M dress {similar}// Stuart Weitzman sandals {splurge}{save here}// Kate Spade sunglasses// Necklace ~ Savvy Chic 

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