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9/11/13

When You Feel Like A Nobody

I love to dream.

I dream of adventures around the world.
I dream of ways to bless people's lives.
I dream of more babies in our home.
I dream of businesses I would like to start.
I dream of bringing women together to equip them in pursuing their dreams.
I dream of adoption, of rescuing a vulnerable child.
I dream of writing, creating.
I dream of being a woman that oozes encouragement.
I dream of living more than status quo.

But sometimes I feel like I get lost.  Lost in the bigness of the world around me.  Lost in an ocean of creators, writers, bloggers, artist, dreamers.  Most days I feel like I miss the last creative ship to sail.  Always just a little too far behind the times.
Tonight I want to remind myself of hope.  Hope in knowing that God's purpose for placing me on this Earth, in this moment today, can be fulfilled by no one else.   Knowing that, as C.S. Lewis once said, You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

So just in case someone out there is reading this and has experienced these insecurities too, let's be brave together.  Be bold to just start today.  To be ready to embrace possible failure, in order to find success.  Because you know all those things we've wanted to do, we should really go out there and start doing them.

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{Edited: Thank you so much for your flood of support, but unfortunately the spots have been filled.  I wish I could have everyone join in!  Check back soon for more info! xo}
On that note, I am in the baby stages of a brand new project that I am so so excited about.  It involves pretty handmade treasures, brown paper boxes and maybe a sweet treat or two.  Before I can launch all the loveliness, I am wanting to have a few people to help me test things out.  Do you want to be part of this small team?!  It won't cost you anything and you will get to keep some lovely treasures.

If you are interested, please send me an email for more information.  Unfortunately there are only a limited number of spots that will be first come, first serve, so be sure to email soon.

nicole{dot}neesby{at}gmail{dot}com
^^ You'll have to forgive me for not being able to post without sharing a little smile from this peach. . .  I'm so crazy about this one!! ^^


Happy Wednesday, friends!
xo

10 comments:

  1. You're not alone lady, I feel like a nobody a lot. And I'm beginning to think that everyone does. Everyone. Even those movie stars wih the perfect hair, and the mega-bloggers with the killer style. Every woman on this earth has days where she curls up in a corner in her sweatpants and dirty hair and she cries into a pillow, wishing for a life that isn't hers. It doesn't make us evil, it makes us human. It is as deep into our marrow as the drive for Eve to taste that one, single forbidden fruit. She had paradise, didn't she? She had (if anyone on this entire earth could have had) a truly perfect life. And she still wanted one that wasn't hers. O.k. so this is getting way too long. I'll just blog about it sometime. :p

    Keep on being you.

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    1. Wow, Shelley...so well said! I know this comment wasn't directed towards other commenters, but it encouraged me so much that I just had to let you know! I never thought about Eve that way. And it's such a dear comfort to know that I'm not alone; that I'm not the only one who cries into my pillow wishing to be someone other than me. Thank you so much for sharing your heart!
      Alison

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  2. Just so you know, I love your blog! Recently discovered it through IG. I emailed you!

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  3. Hmmmmmmm...I hear those words.

    But hear these -- you are not alone. And your dreams? And words? And everything else that "everyone else seems to be doing"....yours are unique. Really, they are.

    Don't ever stop. Ever.

    :)

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  4. That picture is super handsome!! So sweet!

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  5. You know I feel so much like this all the time. Thanks for the encouragement- hope can be lost quite quickly since we have so much at our fingertips so this was a great post. Thank you.

    xo
    Shelby

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  6. I feel like this ALL the time too. The comment by Shelley above had a good point. We've been doing this since EVE! Since FOREVER. I always just chalk it up to hormones..
    You my dear, are a real woman, having a human experience, and doing a marvelous job at it! I may have only commented once before.. but I think your writing is so refreshing and great. Keep it up!

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  7. My sentiments exactly. I struggle with feeling like a "nobody" quite often and have to remind myself about MY purpose for blogging--me and my family--and that my real life friends and family are what mean most. Funny enough, your blog makes me like a nobody sometimes. :)

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  8. Ahh, what a good reminder! I'm so glad I found you through All Glorious Within's blog. You're so right. It is never too late to dream a new dream, and to trust that God has a beautiful plan what He wants us to fulfill for His glory and our joy.

    Elle at elle-alice.blogspot.com

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  9. Can't wait to see what the project is! It sounds fun!

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