I hope this message finds you well. Today, I want to share a personal story with you—a story about dreams, courage, and the incredible power of taking action. It's a story that has been 40 years in the making and has brought me to the enchanting streets of Paris.
For as long as I can remember, Paris has been a dream of mine. It held a special place in my heart, an unspoken desire that whispered in my ear for decades. But as life went on, it became a "someday" dream—an elusive vision that seemed just out of reach.
It wasn't until recently, during one of my own transformative programs, that I had a moment of realization. I was encouraging others to turn their "someday" dreams into real dreams, and it hit me—I had a "someday" dream of my own. I wanted to live in Paris, and it was time to walk my talk.
I sat down with my husband and had a straight conversation. We asked ourselves, "Are we going to keep talking about this dream, or are we going to make it a reality?" With resounding determination, we set a date—May 1st. That was the day we would make our move.
We embarked on the journey of obtaining a visa, finding an apartment, and downsizing our life in New York to ensure our children had a place to stay during college. It was a whirlwind of excitement and anticipation. And on that fateful day, May 1st, we stepped off the plane and into a new chapter of our lives.
Now, living in Paris feels like a dream come true—a dream that surpasses anything I could have imagined. The beauty of the city, the exquisite food, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and even the intricately designed doorknobs—all of it fills me with awe and gratitude.
I often find myself pinching my arm, unable to believe that I have the privilege of calling this place home. The lifestyle, the cultural experiences, the vibrant energy that pulses through the streets—it's a constant reminder of the power of realizing our dreams vs chasing them.
I want to encourage you to reflect on your own dreams. What is your Paris? What is that one dream that has been lingering in the shadows, waiting to be brought to life? Take a moment to embrace it, to acknowledge its presence within you.
And remember, dreams are not meant to stay in the realm of "someday." They are meant to be acted on, nurtured, and transformed into tangible realities. Step out of the realm of "what if" and into the realm of "why not." Take that first action today, and watch as the reality conspires to support you.
As I write this letter to you from the heart of Paris, I want to remind you that dreams are worth acting on. They are the sparks that ignite our souls and lead us on incredible journeys. So, my friend, let's dare to dream and dare to take action. Together, let's create a life that exceeds our wildest imaginings.