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The Year I Dusted Off My Dream

Do you know what it’s like to pick up your dream again?

I do. You see I started writing when I was a teenager. I would write poetry for myself. It was my way of getting away from the realities of life.

I must admit I would write when I was sad about something. People have their own way of venting and expressing themselves and for me it was through writing.

There was something about putting pen to paper and letting the words find each other artistically. I did it for years. It’s amazing the things that you can do when you simply begin.

I wrote for free for a few years until I landed a freelance job as a columnist for a newspaper in Ohio. I loved it and then got published in a couple of books.

Have you ever felt on top of the world?

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Doing a Good Deed

Ever feel compelled to do something nice for someone?

During this time of year, it’s common to want to help our fellow-man. It is a season for giving and thinking of others. The holiday has a way of bringing out the best in all of us.

Pay attention to what is going on around you each day. You will almost always encounter a good deed taking place. It might be someone holding the door open for you or someone else. Perhaps it will be allowing a person to take the parking spot that you wanted.

When was the last time that you had a feel-good moment?

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Being Intentional With Your Dream

Are you in control of your dream on a daily basis?

Embarking on the journey towards your dream means that you must also add discipline. When you first start off on your journey you experience star struck wonder. You are in a land like no other totally fascinated with all of the amazing possibilities.

You can still have all of these things, but in order to grow, self-discipline is a must.

I’d like to share some tips that will help you stay focused with intention while going after your dream.

Do you need self-discipline?

When you are going after your dream you must get serious and really have a plan of action. If you are not strategic about this then things get lost along the way. Those things could be inspiration and motivation.

The most helpful thing that you can get is a planner. A hard copy always works best. Don’t forget the cool apps that you can use on your phone. https://trello.com/ is a great choice to help keep you on track. The sticky notes on your tablet or laptop are helpful too.

Do you have some favorite apps that are tech savvy for you?

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Dreamers in Motion with Linda Mendible

With my Dreamers in Motion column I interview some amazing people who are pursuing their passion. I hope to keep you all inspired with the people who I’m putting under the spotlight.

I think everyone deserves their moment to shine.

Q. Who is Linda Mendible?

Wow, what a question. Currently? A wife, mom & small biz owner/blogger, but most importantly a Christian.

Q. When did you know that you wanted to pursue your dream?

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Musical Talent at Sola Coffee Cafe

Ever work at a job where you enjoyed doing what you love?

When you are a singer/songwriter and you work at the best coffee café ever it happens. Recently, I had the pleasure of going to Sola Coffee Café in Raleigh, NC. http://www.solacoffee.com/ This is my go to place whether it is day or night. It’s all about the ambiance and the people who make it that way.

Being an employee there must have its perks. Having the opportunity to work for an amazing company is a win. It’s what you do. Then playing a gig at your job is a bonus.

Take a young musician named Colin Leonard. He attended college in Texas before moving to North Carolina. Now that is what you call a Creative with determination. http://www.colinleonardmusic.com/

Sola Coffee Café is a place that I discovered over the summer. Funny because it was about the time that I was starting to pursue my dream. That being continuing with my writing that I’ve been doing for so many years.Continue reading

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