Ready, Set, Go.

Last March in Austin, I went to lunch with three women, and the convo steered into discussions of goals, dreams, life lists (although, I could only commit to a year list), and we started talking about what we could do to help each other achieve some things.

It’s a pretty fantastic topic to kick around with friends.

I mean, it’s interesting enough to discuss dreams, and quite another thing to roll up sleeves and help each others’ dreams come true. I love this. I love seeing people make big efforts to make their hopes happen. And I love that dreams, which seem way too big to yourself, often become surprisingly achievable when you combine energies, ideas, resources, and skill-sets to make that shit happen.

And now, the most surprising result of our handshake is happening this weekend in Guerneville, CA at a lovely spot called Boon. I almost can’t believe it actually came to fruition. And I can’t wait to tell you all about it next week.

Pair all this doing with my friend Karen’s example of writing out what you’d like to be, and it’s amazing what weirdly cool things happen. About a year ago, Karen decided that of all the things she liked to do, she most loved to take photographs, write, and talk about it all. Shoot, write, and speak. So she started putting energy into doing these things. And now she has at least one book deal in the works, and this weekend she is keynoting a conference. I’m so thrilled for her. (Bummed that she can’t be here, but thrilled.) And I’ll be toasting her exciting achievement from here, because I do so love to see dreams in action.

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7 Responses to Ready, Set, Go.

  1. jen lemen says:

    i'm so sad i can't be with you guys! too much travel. but send my love all around. xo

  2. Chookooloonks says:

    From the photos, it looks like you all had a positively magical time. I sincerely could not be happier for you.K.

  3. Silly Swedish Skier Says So says:

    I'm a Karin. Which is close to Karen. I want to write and have babies. And probably teach some piano lessons and maybe some ski lessons too. I've even written a book. But I got stumped when it came to writing to agents and stopped. It was a year ago. I'm ridiculous. 300 pages is fine. A 2 page letter to a literary agent is beyond me.

  4. Jennifer @ Conversion Diary says:

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