My friend Caroline shared one of her dreams with us a few years ago–she wanted to celebrate her 40th birthday with her friends at the beach. It seemed like a crazy dream, more of a Big Hairy Audacious Goal, I mean, I didn’t tell her that to her face but this girl has a massive amount of friends. Also, she doesn’t own a beach house, she’s not rich and she lives in Chicago– nowhere near a beach at least not a real one. Her husband has a job–who would stay with their four children?
Guess what’s happening right now, this very week?
This is Caroline’s dream come true. She planned, she saved, her husband sacrificed and encouraged and took a week off work and look what is happening. Women from all over the country are joining Caroline to celebrate her friendship this week at a huge beach house. And because Caroline is internet savvy there’s even a hashtag #ctbeachbirthday.
I’ll be on my way in a few days and I’m incredibly thankful that I felt the nudge to risk feeling like a dork, being misunderstood, and taking the time to make friends in real life. I hope you have decided that it’s worth the risk too. It’s mainstream to have big dreams when it comes to paying off debt and starting a business and traveling the world. I love that one of Caroline’s dreams involved her friends. Have you ever had a big dream for the sake of friendships?
PS, 10 more days till (in)RL get a jump start with real friendships (in) your community.