Why this Dream?

๐ŸŽ‰I recently became a part of #dreamcoach which is a coaching group to discover your dreams and move them forward!๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿค”I wasnโ€™t quite sure what my dream was because there were so many scattered hopes, dreams, thoughts in my mind. What was a dream and what was a wish, that was the question!๐Ÿ™„

๐Ÿ’กWithin the first week of coaching I discovered what my dream was. I want to bring hope to the hopeless. Many times in my own life I have felt the crushing feeling of hopelessness. I know that my God is the God of hope but when you are down itโ€™s so hard to cling to that hope!๐Ÿ’ญ

โ“The next question we were asked was โ€œwhat is your why?โ€ My why is obviously first and foremost my kids! I want them to see that hard work pays off, that helping people is the right thing to do, that touching peopleโ€™s lives in any way is changing the world and changing ourselves. I want my life to be a reflection of love, kindness, grace, mercy, generosity and hope!! I am beyond blessed and want to share that with others and bring them hope where they feel there is none!โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผMy why is simple….I have passion and compassion for people and I want, no, I NEED to share that with others!๐Ÿ’ž

As always thanks for reading and I hope today has a good you!

Photograph the Moments

Recently my best friend said “pick me up in Chicago and we will go on an adventure”.ย  It’ll be fun she said!ย  Well she sure was right!!ย  Our adventures were fun, breathtaking, memorable and all around amazing!


Here are some of the hundreds of photos I took along our journey!ย  I hope you enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚


Our tour guide/host always had a camera in his hand ready to capture the perfect shot!


They said they lived on top of the mountain but we were shocked to see how “on top of the mountain” they lived!


Spent some time by the lake


This beautiful boy stopped grazing and posed for a quick photo for us!


“Let’s get up early and catch the sunrise” they said…..I’m not an early riser and the sunrise was not what we were anticipating but capturing the fog rolling through the mountains was worth the early rise and so surreal…


The fall colors were in almost full bloom and the fog rolling over the water was beautiful


Point the way to the next destination ๐Ÿ™‚


As the sun set on our last night there we captured the beauty that surrounded us one more time ๐Ÿ™‚


I can’t even imagine living on this ranch where the views are breathtaking every day!


Colors a plenty!!


Our other gracious host and amazing photographer ๐Ÿ™‚


Sun kissed sweet tea in October is the best tea!


Seeing the world through her eyes ๐Ÿ™‚


There is just something about old barns that I am intrigued by


Standing tall and watching over the mountains!


Our time came to an end in Virginia but we stopped for a couple of days in Nashville, TN and the lights did not disappoint ๐Ÿ™‚


I’m pretty sure that he’s familiar with being photographed because he did so many tricks for me as I captured them all


There is nothing better than a partner in crime for traveling and I get to call her my best friend ๐Ÿ™‚


True happiness at it’s finest!


Always take the time to stop and smell the roses, to see the sights that God has created around you, to spend time with the people you love, to say yes instead of no, to breathe in the fresh air from a mountain top and to take that adventure that is awaiting you!!!




As always, thanks for reading my blog and I hope today has amazing you!!


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