Wild & Free With Some Really Big Dreams

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I have some big dreams that overwhelm me so I have been afraid to try them, but despite all of that I am determined this will be my year to achieve them. God has given us all an ability to search our own hearts to come up with some wild dreams. In just six weeks I turn the big TWO – FIVE. Yep, a quarter of a century! I know, I am so old (insert sarcastic face here). I am not old, I am actually really young with a lot more life to live. Which is why thoughts like: “You aren’t ready yet” “You should at least be in your 30’s to achieve that dream” “Maybe next year” often fill my mind after I write down my goals.

I have had a deep desire to write a book for years but the thought “live more life first” has overstayed it’s welcome. I have a half marathon on my bucket but “you wouldn’t be able to complete that race” has become a frequent visitor in my mind.

I have a decision to make. I can let these lies dictate the outcome of my dreams or I can ignore them and attempt some wild goals. So, I have decided to make my 25th year of life the year of no turning back! My current focus is on doing the things that I have been dreaming of doing.

I am running my first half marathon in July (the money is paid there is no turning back now). As I was running early this week, my running app let me know that there was only 2.75 miles left to go. I have only run 1.25 miles!? I could have sworn I was almost done with my 4 mile trip! “Why am I doing this again” I thought to myself. I could feel my pace slow down and regret fill me instantly, but I refused to let it stay. “Because I can do this, despite how hard it will be.” The regret was no longer welcomed in my mind.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. -1 Timothy 4:12

I am young, but I will still chase my wild God given dreams setting an example to people of all ages around me. I will be a women of love, maturity, faith, and purity in the process. I will do the most I can with the time I have here. Have you ever met a person who says they wish they would have waiting longer to achieve their dreams? I have not, I have only met people who wish they would have started sooner. So here’s to year 25 being the wildest goal achieving year that you have ever seen!

Oh and you want to know a dream I am in the middle of working on? I am writing my first book. Surprise! Don’t worry, more details will come over the next few months. What are your wild dreams? Join the conversation by sharing them below.

The best is yet to come!

8 Comments

  1. Talene May 12, 2016 at 12:13 am #

    Get it girl!

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    • cassielittel May 12, 2016 at 12:15 am #

      Talene, you inspire me so much! Love following you and all your wild adventures!

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  2. Amanda May 12, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    Chase those dreams Cassie!! And I would add that you’re also never too old to chase them. Today is the perfect time to begin, no matter what your age. At 41 my dreams are different than they were at 25, but I’m FINALLY learning to go after them because you can’t achieve them if you don’t try. In fact I just sent a book proposal out this week to my dream publisher! The worst that can happen is they say no and then I try with another publisher. It’s never easy, but we often learn and grow the most in what we originally viewed as failures…instead I’m starting to view them as road bumps on a wonderful road trip ☺️

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    • cassielittel May 12, 2016 at 10:09 am #

      YES! Amanda, that is really incredible. Keep chasing those dreams and when one doesn’t work, just learn from the mistakes and become better!! I love this.

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  3. PaulaWarren May 12, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    YAY!! You are such a Light, Cassie!! 🙂 You WILL be able to finish the half marathon (although I can’t say the ‘why did I do this again??’ phrase won’t enter your mind as you are doing it!). But it is completely worth it. Huge accomplishment and sense of pride! I cannot wait to hear more about your book!!!!!!! I’m so grateful you are here, pouring into the teens in our community, but also the adults. You are a blessing. <3

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    • cassielittel May 12, 2016 at 10:08 am #

      Awe, thanks! I have about 4 chapters in and the layout of everything completely done. I’m so thankful to be at such an incredible church with awesome people like you, Paula !

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  4. John Miller May 12, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    That’s awesome, maybe I should start writing the book I’ve always wanted to write and we can keep one another on track 🙂

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    • cassielittel May 12, 2016 at 10:13 am #

      Yes! Do it, I’ll email you some awesome resources that have been helping me along the way!

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