Making dreams come true.
Yes, it’s possible, through hard work, passion and lots of dedication.
I remember when I was working for Corporate America and one day, after a regular, almost boring day, tired, and exhausted from the lack of excitement and the presence of a permanent routine, I happened to read this:
” If you don’t like what you are doing, quit it right now and start doing what YOU want!”
It got me thinking. That phrase quickly perforated through my brain, invading my blood and kept me wide awake at night. I knew one thing: I needed a change, a change that wouldn’t necessarily align with what other peoples’ perceptions of how my life should be or how success is generally defined. I knew I needed to break free, I needed to get out of my own socially accepted imprisonment and just do what I wanted to do. What made me feel happy and fulfilled. It wasn’t easy, as getting a job with Bank of America was one of my greatest dreams, almost impossible ones. And there I was, totally unfulfilled and drained by my own dream. But that’s ok. It’s ok to long for something and after having it you realize that at the bottom line, that very thing wasn’t that great anymore. It’s ok, because we are not Gods! We are humans driven by the desire to explore and discover. It’s such a wonderful world! There are so many things to learn, so many feelings to experience, so many places to see, so many people to know!
I decided to take a leap of faith and follow my heart, my passions, my desires. After all, we live just once and the only moment that gives me certainty and joy or sorrow is TODAY. This moment. Now. I quit my lovely job at Bank of America to the disappointment of some and to the confusion of the others, but to my own benefit and well-being. I thought it’s going to be hard, I was afraid that my desire to be free and do what I wanted was nothing more than just a whim. I was dreading that day when I would realize the devastating proportions of my selfish decision.
I am happy today because that day hasn’t arrived yet. It’s been over 2 years already and not even for one minute did I look back, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have my ups and downs. That doesn’t mean I didn’t fail. I did. I was on my knees, I cried silently in the darkness of the night, but the next day my faith and courage were restored and I knew just one thing: I had to go on. And faith is my only certainty. I know what I have to do and I persist in doing it. The rest is just a matter of faith and letting God decide what is the best.
Last week, together with my awesome team, I launched my new adventure: a brand new fine jewelry store dedicated to bring a new concept and a fresh venue for diamonds lovers. My goal was to bring something new to the place where I spend my days and especially make people enjoy shopping for jewelry while at the beach. The colour pattern chosen for the interior design of the store was entirely inspired from the blue shades of the ocean intertwined with the magnificent summer sky. The Grand Opening was a true hit, impressing the visitors and of course, my special guests who were happy to enjoy a glass of champagne along with the Ocean Jewels staff.
Never stop believing! Design your dream and go after it! I am sure you will get a hold of it, but then you should decide what’s next and this is when it gets tricky .:)
Never stop changing!