MKE Week 12 – A life without dreams

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” ~Henry David Thoreau

For as long as I can remember I can’t recall ever having a dream, a goal, or a purpose. I was just drifting through life living according to someone else’s dream. I grew up not knowing what I truly wanted and it came to the point where I wouldn’t even try to dream. If I had an idea, dream, or goal I would just bury it because it didn’t mesh with what those around me wanted. I had buried all my dreams, feelings, thoughts, and emotions down deep inside. I had surrendered my future to living the status quo, doing what everyone around me was doing. I was overweight, unhappy, depressed, bored, and angry.

But God had a better plan for my life. Ten years ago life changed and I met my soulmate. I truly believe it was divine intervention that brought us together and I can’t imagine where I would be now without her. She challenges me and makes me want to be the best version of me. She pushes me to be better and do better. Because of her, I began to dream, to see that there is more than just the drift. Somedays I still find it challenging to know what I truly want in life or to know what my purpose is.
The MKE is providing some new tools and habits to help me discover, and define with clarity what I want my life to look like.

I am a brother. I am a friend. I am a parent to 7 and a grandparent to 3. I am a husband. I am all of these things but there has to be more and I am on a journey to discover what else there is. Along the way I am striving to be the best version of myself, to glorify God in everything I do, and to make a difference in the world.

Currently, my Big Hairy Audacious Goal is to live in an oceanfront beach house in the Outerbanks of North Carolina. This is where I experienced the happiest day of my life when I married the love of my life on the beach in Salvo, NC. It was a picture-perfect day and returning there stirs up the emotions and memories of that day. Since that day on the beach, this has been my goal.

Life is about my finding and achieving my dreams and goals and if I can take those I love with me even better. This is my life and I should not be willing to surrender my dreams just to please someone else.

What is a life without dreams? A life without dreams is like a bird with a broken wing – it can not fly. And I promise that I will soar!

I promise so long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist and I always keep my promises, Scott S.

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  • Powerful and honest blog post Scott! Thank you for sharing your journey so honestly. You are a living and an inspiring proof of that old, but yet so crazily true, cliché “It is never too late”.

  • Scott, you profoundly touched me contrasting your surface-y life with the dreams that have come alive with teaming with your soul mate and now getting even more tools to build your dream vision through MKE! Wow! Cheering you on!

  • I see you living happily in that lovely oceanfront beach house in the Outerbanks of North Carolina, Scott, and you are sooo very HAPPY!!

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