How much have I written about Mondo Beyondo here?
If I could pick one thing that has motivated me more than anything else this year and got me on the right path in life, it is Mondo. For me it came at the right time. I was just coming off a terrible winter after my skin cancer scare and my grandfather passing away. Facing my own mortality, I realized life is short and I was not getting as much out of life as I wanted but I didn't know the next steps to take.
Then I followed along with Amiee's Mondo blog as she experienced Mondo. I saw the changes she experienced and was inspired. Then bam, someone mentioned Mondo on twitter and I signed up right then. And I'm so glad I did because it has literally changed my life.
I have done some amazing things since Mondo. Went part-time to provide balance to my family. Got serious about my photography hobby. Ran a couple of half marathons. Tried an adult swim class. Took a month-long break from TV. Ate duck tongue. Scheduled boudoir photos. Scheduled not one, but two, Warrior Dashes.
I met up with a fellow Mondoer Natalie in Chicago to drink wine, eat cheese, and talk dreams. I'm fairly introverted but have a great sense for people's souls in the way they write. I generally feel awkward meeting people for the first time, but we just naturally fell into conversation (picture stolen from Natalie's blog!) and I came away wanting to yell, "KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE SISTER!"
But never has it been more apparent how much Mondo has done for me than last week. I was mentally debating signing up for an online workshop at Clickin Moms as my photography composition class winds down. I asked Jon what he thought and he said, "Go for it. This is the happiest I've seen you in a long time."
And that my friends, is what Mondo gave me. A renewed sense of me. The only way I know how to describe it is to say I feel ALIVE. For the first time in my life, I have the courage to pursue the dreams that I used to write off as impractical, unachievable, or plain crazy.
So what are you waiting for? The next Mondo class starts Monday. Click the button on my sidebar to sign up and a little something goes to help a fellow dreamer achieve their dreams.