What do you think of the law of attraction? I believe that when you put your ideas, thoughts and visions out there in a place where others can see them, more connections begin to naturally happen with those things that you are inclined towards. As one of my Gather coworkers mentioned, itâ€™s as though you are giving voice to your ideas, which may have otherwise been buried in our subconscious. Itâ€™s allowing others (and yourself) to see and react and interact with those ideas, which can be a really powerful and affirming thing in your life. Gather has been a great example in my life of that theory in practice.
Recently, I decided to sit down and write out a list of my wildest dreams, something that at times in the past few years, I felt unable to even imagine. In part because I was (and am) living out a dream Iâ€™ve long had, I felt like what more can there be to dream for? Owning a space like Gather has been something I dreamt about and imagined when I was young but was never sure how all those pieces would fit together – itâ€™s sort of amazing how they did. And I am grateful and content living them out now but I also know that in order to grow I do need new dreams too. The other part that was blocking me from imaging big things was the fact that Iâ€™ve just been too overwhelmed with tasks and the business of running a business, and even parenthood to feel like I had room in my head for more expansive thoughts.
But, I had a moment of clarity a few days ago when I realized that a lot of things I used to write and journal about when I was an angst-ridden teen, when all I did was dream about the future, had strangely come true. How just writing these ideas many, many years ago helped form a roadmap in my mind of what I wanted and didnâ€™t. And I thought about what it could mean if I allowed myself to dream in that way now. So, I took the time toÂ make a list full of pie in the sky dreams, many of which I have no idea how they could ever happen. And you know whatâ€™s crazy? The very next day, one of those wild, outlandish ideas I had written out started to become a reality. A conversation led itself directly into an opportunity that was on my list. How strange, amazing and beautiful such â€œcoincidencesâ€ are. If only I allowed myself more time to appreciate and cultivate such thoughts and not write them off as just foolish ramblings, imagine how much more fulfilling life could continue to be.