One of my favorite websites, The Daily Love, sends me three inspiring quotes every morning by e-mail. Reading these quotes (with the addition of coffee, of course) truly helps me to get up in the morning. There is so much power within words to which I think anyone with a heartbeat can relate. Ladies, have you ever listened to Alanis Morissette's "You Oughtta Know" after a [bad] breakup? How ALIVE do you feel afterwards? Okay, odd example, but I'm just saying that words are POWERFUL in any form. Books, lyrics, quotes; they work their way into your insides and make you feel as if you're not alone anymore.
If you have ever entered my bedroom (lucky you), then you know that I have two chalkboard-coated walls completely dedicated to quotes. One of my favorite quotes on my wall is, "Dreams don't work unless you do." I read this quote for the first time when I moved home from San Francisco in the summer of 2012. It opened my eyes. You see, there are so many places I want to travel, goals I want to accomplish, dreams that I desire to live. (New York City, I'm coming for you.) However, in Spring/Summer of 2012...let me tell you, I was not "working." I am so grateful that I hit rock bottom because it caused me to get sober. My journey is just beginning. Dreams will work if I do. I share this quote in hopes that it will impact you in even a fraction of the way that it impacted me.