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Dream! Before It’s Too Late

Dream! Before It’s Too Late

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Is there something stirring in the bottom of your soul calling you to a bigger life, a better life, an epic life, the life you know you were meant to live?

Perhaps it’s always been there, but you’ve been afraid to feed it. You’ve been told not to feed it. You’ve become convinced that big dreams and a life in technicolor is not for you. A nd so you’ve settled for grey. You’ve settled for normal. You’ve settled for good enough. But in your soul, you know that good enough is not “good enough.” Not for you.

Dreams. What’s the big deal? A dream is a dream is a dream. We see them in the movies all the time. We go to sleep and have them. But what happens when we stop living for them? Who do we become when we no longer allow our dreams to guide us to that next plateau? I am a believer of dreams, big and small; and have some amazing pictures and the story they tell, that I’d like to share with you.

Dreams are what made us save like madmen for this trip, write an amazing book inspiring other to Save For The Dream, and feed the insanity that was necessary to carry out each one of the following.

In addition to world travel, a totally relaxed lifestyle, and spending 100% of my time doing what inspires me, here’s a few we’ve made come true in the last 19 months on the road:

Leave a life we were super happy and comfortable with for the nomadic life of unknowns and scary everythings

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– Lose 25 pounds and get muscle-tone of a twenty year old athlete (must admit, I scare myself in this picture. I don’t walk around looking that buff. Here I was just trying…)

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– Teach myself to play the guitar. Though i taught myself mostly to play the guitar, I heard anyone can take lessons for acoustic guitar online.

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– Finally get that scuba-diving certification he always dreamed of

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– Totally let go and let loose online and write “Fuck, Fuck, Fuck” (which still blows my mind)

– Make enough money online to support our nomadic lifestyle and, for the first time, stop dipping into savings

-Author some soul-powerful, inspirational books that have changed people’s lives

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– Do an RV road-trip (Kobi’s dream) in the US with a 30-foot Mama RV

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-Teach, inspire, and help others with my Clean Your Soul class,  in countries all over the world

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And, some dreams I didn’t even know I had hidden in the crevices of my soul:

-To have the esteem honor to be in the presence of the King of Cambodia

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– Be with our kids 24/7 but find that that terrifyingly suffocating thought, in actuality leaves huge spaces for me and for Kobi; and that we actually adore their company and intimately talking and sharing our lives with them, on a daily basis

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-Nourish their moral fibers by becoming the main influential persons to mold our children into the mensches we hope they will be.

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And how we made these dreams, some huge, some tiny come true was a great mix of luck, blessings, and tons of hard work and will power. We were lucky enough to read amazing books and be inspired in all the right ways to make the changes necessary for our dreams to become reality.

Dream Makers – A Rare Treat

There are a couple of women, who are dear and personal friends, and have inspired me a great deal in furthering my dreams. Their names are Jennifer Miller and Nancy Sathre-Vogel; two women whom I admire and have guided many to make their dreams come true. I couldn’t possibly say in a sentence what they’ve given me, and thousands of others, through their journeys around the globe, the books they’ve written, and the support and advice they’ve given others.

I will say this- walking legends don’t walk into your life every day, making their dreams come true.

 Nancy and Jenn have a charm that is hard to explain. They come across as simple people (as they are), but hidden in that down-t0-earth good nature is wisdom and a knowing. They know a lot of cool things; but what has always taken me aback is how they both know, but really, deeply know, how to make their dreams come true.

 Gabi again:

Go for it! Make your dreams come true!

 What do you have to say? Did you know we made all those dreams come true in our journey?  Do you have any dreams you’d like to dust off and make happen? Be honest, is the muscles picture a bit too buff? (That was always a fear of mine.) Ever met someone famous and totally modest and amazing, like we met the King who was amazingly kind and open and modest?

Reach out and extend your hand to me. I promise I’ll reach right back. I’ll always reply to twitter, facebook. the blog posts right to your inbox, our youtube channel.

 

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ABOUT THE NOMADIC FAMILY:

The Nomadic Family  of five spent three and a half years settling into small communities in 16 countries world-wide. Now, they are acclimating back into life in Northern Israel and the story continues. Gabi lived alone in India for 3 months this winter, Kobi is going backpacking for 2 months alone this Spring, and the family will spend this summer in Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. Follow their adventures as they share their emotional journey, their spiritual growth; their falling apart and coming back together, the real ups and downs, the sticky, painful, colorful, and magical moments of life on the road and back home.

666666 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Insanely unorthodox, embarrassingly honest, and on her path towards spiritual awareness, Gabi Klaf blogs about her family’s ups and downs in their now third year of non-stop budget world travel. This family of five has lived with an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Ecuador, hitchhiked throughout the world, danced with drunk Vietnamese at weddings, and hiked the entire Annapurna Circuit trek with a documentary film crew in tow. Gabi writes about the untold sides of family travel life, those moments that take your breath away, adventures and mishaps while globetrotting, and how bits of her soul remain in this small town and off the side of that river. She is a guitar-stumming, energy-healing, ADHD wind-loving scaredy cat. Hugely romantic, tantalizingly sweet, and hysterically funny, Gabi Klaf represents a rare Rubik’s Cube of family world adventure.
JOIN THE INSPIRATION:
We’re out doing crazy stuff and making our dreams come true, every single one of them, and a few more that sort of flew into our mouths while we were smiling into the wind. Should you like what we are doing as a family, BUY AN EBOOK to support us, share this, tell any media source or local newspaper, leave a comment. Your footprint makes all the difference in the world friends. Gracias! Gabi and Kobi, Dahnya, Orazi, and Solai And, sweet new news loves:  In addition to parenting, family life and trauma therapy, Gabi is now offering Make Your Dreams Come True/We Wanna Travel But.. Coaching too. Engage with Gabi!

 

 

 

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  1. Hi Gabi,

    I am now dreaming of you cleaning my soul – any maybe my house:) I’m sure my travel dreams come from the desire to run away from the dirt and liberate myself from cleaning. You have done so much and look so gorgeous – I hope we meet one day.

    Don’t be scared of recommending this product you love either. I was terrified the first time I did such a thing but in the end many readers thanked me for the recommendation:)

    Here’s to all the dreamers.

    • annabel. what a treat to have you share your thoughts. what a treat to have you hear, reading and sharing. thank you. clean your soul and maybe the house. i think the order sounds just perfect. oh, please annabel, please visit the gabiklaf dot com site when you have a moment to dream some more. it is a site centered around just that ‘clean your soul’. i would be so honored to discuss with you there inspirational material of that nature. does us all a world of good. yeah… i look gorgeous. so kind of you to say. 🙂 cool, very cool. and yes, i am not scared of recommending this. i’d put my name behind these two women any day. thank you annabel. gabi

      • Hi Gabi,

        I was at your other blog yesterday and I was very impressed. Especially that you have four books. Now that is a big dream of mine:)

        • annabel. you are too kind. my ‘other site’ at http://www.gabiklaf.com is my spiritual home. i am so thankful for you for finding it, and enjoying its hum. i love its rhythm. yes, the four books are amazing. it was a dream of mine to be an author. it was. and i still have another 6 partially written. you know i easily get mad at myself for not getting it all done, and then you leave a nice comment like this, and i realize, gabi, you are amazing, and doing just great. thanks annabel…

  2. The first thing I always think about when imagining my life as a dream is what I would do with the free time. I imagine myself having more time to do the things I love and I’m passionate about. I imagine having more time with my camera in my hand, I imagine plucking my guitar strings more, I imagine picking up a paint brush and saying “I wonder what I can create.”

    I’m still not living my dream, I’m living 9-5, pay check to pay check. I don’t know when to let go, like if there is a magical moment you realize it’s safe to do so.

    I hope one day I wake up in the night, and just for a minute I have to wonder what sky I am under and then I smile under the covers and realize with the morning the possibilities are endless. Happy Dreaming!

    • Michael. i don’t know what to say. what an honor that you really truly are engaging in this material, really wrestling and allowing yourself to dream. pretty crazy stuff, no? cameras and paint brushes because you ‘wonder what you can create’ how magical! you will live your dream, exactly when you feel the safety that you said will enable you to go for it. you will. i wanted to ask you, dear michael, a favor. you second to the last sentence touched me so. it is so powerful, so, so strong and true. may i ask your last name and permission t use you quote. i’ve opened a new inspirational facebook page at ‘light and inspiration for the soul’ and your sentence begs to be shared with others. there and on my inspirational healing site gabi klaf. thank you for the heartful reply. thank you.

  3. I also agree…recommend away!! So excited about this class. I can’t wait to see you accomplish each and every one of your goals. I know you will and can’t wait to celebrate with you!! Go girl!

    • hey paz. thanks so much for the support and the ‘permission’ to stand up for what i believe in. i am proud to put my name behind jenn and nancy. their class, as you know, will no doubt be amazing. thank you for being a witness to my goals. that is always so heart-warming to know that someone cares as you trudge on, someone cares if you make your dreams come true or not. thank you dear. thank you so much. love to hear your too.

  4. Gaby – You are awesome! I’m so happy to have discovered your sites – absolutely relishing this post and plan to go back and look at all of your links.

    Thank you so much for this inspiration. I’m living my dream life everyday – especially since moving to Mexico from the USA.

    Your post is a great reminder to reflect share more about that aspect of my journey with my readers.

    I’m sitting here with no electricity in my apartment in Mexico, running down the battery of my laptop, relishing the sound of monsoon rains pounding the roof. Life is awesome!

    • lisa,

      wow. to find you here and in gabiklaf.com what a joy. i have loved your inspirational life of art in mexico as well, the energy you put into your passions. in boquete, panama, where we lived for three months, i loved to power outages (though madly inconvenient did great for the soul). please read ‘power outages of the soul’- you will love it lisa. it’s all about what happens when the power goes out! and i know you will love the song at the end of the video. you may even know it. i love you already (but you knew that). can’t wait to read your comments in the posts you read, so that we can continue this inspiring conversation, you and i. hugs, gabi

    • i’ll come to you love, no matter what you call me! so is love….

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