What I’ve Learned From Bumblebees
January 4, 2022
I’ve always thought that bumblebees were kind of cute. I mean, I’m not sure if “cute” is the right word, but there was something about them. They aren’t scary like other bees, they’re all fluffy looking, covered in pollen, they remind me of summer, and they put a smile on my face, but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago during a conversation with my Auntie Melanie that the bumblebee became one of my favorite beings on this planet.
I am not surprising anyone when I say that I’ve always been someone that’s dreamed big. But lately, as what I’ve done has become more and more public I started getting a little bit afraid of my big dreams because people started to tell me that they might be too big and for some reason, momentarily, I started to believe them.
I began to think that maybe I should be more realistic about the goals I set. Maybe I should make things more achievable. I picked up the phone to talk to my Auntie Melanie because she always knows what to say. I wasn’t sure what I needed to talk to her about, but I knew I needed to talk to her. I started to tell her about my massively large dreams potentially being “too big” and instead of agreeing or telling me that my dreams are, in fact, too big, she read a quote to me that had helped her over the years:
“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” –Mary Kay Ash
When I heard those words it was almost as if everything stopped for a moment and the Universe shook me and reminded me that I decide my limitations. I decide whether or not my dreams are too big and I decide what is possible for me. I had to giggle a little bit when I realized that all of these dreams I’m talking about are in regards to my book and goals I have surrounding it…a book, written by me about my belief that anything is possible…and here I was putting limitations on what’s possible for a book about nothing being impossible.
We all need reminders. We all have moments when we forget why we are here and what we believe, but if we surround ourselves with people or even just one person who can remind us that anything is possible, that our big dreams are only too big if we believe them to be, we can keep persevering and making the impossible a reality.
So, if no one else has said it to you today, or maybe ever…I believe in your dreams. I believe in you. You are a bumblebee and you can fly even when the laws of aerodynamics try to make it an impossibility.
Happy day, my friends, I love you and I’m thinking about you. XOXO, CAMDW.