It has been quite a bit of time since I've last blogged. To be honest, between my recent lack of inspiration and life happenings, I have felt the inability to share a message on my blog that genuinely matters. However, I recently stumbled across a beautiful blog via TedTalks called Live Your Legend. This Ted talk and blog is exactly the push I needed.
Scott Dinsmore, founder of Live Your Legend, was an incredible mentor who taught others how to find their true passion and do what they absolutely love. I think this concept is lost on most of us these days. The idea of waking up and going to a 9 to 5 job is what many of us are accustomed to in this life and what we consider our lives routine. For many people, this works - this is enough. However, for myself, and many others out there, I believe there is more to life than an office job. Scott also worked as most of us do at a 9 to 5 job but decided one day to find out what matters in life - to aspire to be something bigger - and quit. From then on, he spent his time assisting others to dig deep and discover what is important to them and, more importantly, to be surrounded by people who support this path.
No dream is too big to dream. No wish it too big to wish for. Think about what you want and do what it is you are meant to do in this one precious life.
Scott has inevitably left an impact on me with his words and the idea that we can do whatever we want with our lives. His words are reminiscent of my father's...he was a huge supporter of doing what you love and pursuing your passions. Scott sadly passed away in 2015 from a hiking incident at Mt. Kilimanjaro with his wife Chelsea. Life is short. Life is fleeting. But above all, life can be whatever you want it to be. I plan to follow in Scott's footsteps today and think for myself about what is important, what truly matters, and to not let anything stand in my way - including myself.
I ask of all of you out there to really think about what you value and what is significant to you in this life...then go pursue it!