Do you feel the burning?

I remember high school graduation in stunning clarity. I remember the girl I walked with on to the football field. She was cool and I was somewhat attracted to her quirkiness in a playful sort of way. The key note speaker was a relatively successful local business man. He talked about drive and desire and the capability to do anything we wanted in life if we just put in the work. I remember him putting a dollar bill under every seat and his talk of an investment in each of us to go build our dreams. I remember being incredibly motivated to go do just that. The world was my oyster, as they say.

So, did I follow my dreams and build the life I truly desired?

Well, what does the average 18 year old know about real life or the pursuit of dreams? I chose the well-paved path of NCAA college and a degree in the field I felt passionate about since I was like 6. I graduated, got a career job in my field of study in corporate America, and married my college sweetheart. It all seemed perfect,

EXCEPT,

There was still that smoldering in my gut. There was still that fire in me to do something BOLD. There was still that unfulfilled desire in me to give my gift to the world. AND IT IS STILL THERE. Why? What is it that is just below the surface……. smoldering?

Do you feel like me? Do you want the answer? Do you want to know how to stop choking on the smoke and harness the flame?