I was driving home last night from yoga when these lyrics came across the country music station (yes- I love country music!). What a wonderful mantra to remember daily. What can I do today to contribute a little to my dreams and how can I let go of my fears one by one as they arise? I don’t have an answer for you except that I’d like to put this into practice and encourage you to do the same. I don’t think I can accomplish it daily because life gets busy and other tasks (unfortunately) receive priority. These lyrics also dovetail with my recent viewing of The Nightingale at La Jolla Playhouse with Daniel. During and after the play, I was reminded that there is always a part of me that loves change, exploration, and risk-taking. I had this feeling (or shall I call it my nightingale) since I was in my teens. I listened to it when I was 20 and went to study abroad in Australia. And more recently I fed my dream by moving out here to San Diego. For many people that would be enough change, but for me, I know there’s more. The reality though is that we are going to be parents soon and that will be our next big adventure. With that said though, I was reminded that I still need to listen to my nightingale, feed my dreams, and starve my fears regularly. The end outcome will be living a fulfilled and purposeful life, that hopefully will encourage our child(ren) to feed their dreams and starve their fears.