“Stories are looking for the right people to live them.”
Here is the story that found me…
My name is Andrea, and I grew up in Washington State. As a kid, my dream was to direct music videos. There was something about the combination of music, images, and storytelling that I loved.
I went to University of Washington and quickly got a job at a TV station; I was fulfilling my dream of working in media. For several years, I was in my version of bliss at the time. Meeting celebrities, going on business trips to LA, working with national TV shows, and sometimes even making it on camera – I thought I made it.
Slowly, my perception started shifting. Our main product was News and I began noticing how the images, e-mails, and messages were affecting my mental health. I was living in fear because that’s all I was consuming.
One of the most pivotal moments that made me question what I was doing with my life was a conversation with a camera man.
I asked him how his weekend was and he replied without an ounce of emotion.
“Oh you know, just another dead body.”
In the TV news business, this is NORMAL – most people become immune to the negative events that occur every day. But I couldn’t shake this comment. That dead body was a person – a person who had a childhood and a favorite food and a unique laugh. I fully recognize that people die every day, but I knew at that moment that I didn’t want dead bodies to be a part of my norm.
I kept working away, but my anxiety was slowly growing as I began waking up to the reality of my world. To feel grounded, I spent time in nature and my safe haven became East West Bookshop (spiritual store) in Seattle. I read any book I could get my hands on and I started journaling every day. There was one book in particular that completely changed my life: The Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming.
After my first lucid dream in 2016, my whole view of reality changed. I finally “woke up” from the Matrix and I stopped letting fear control my life. I began stepping out of my comfort zone, trying new things, and I even got rid of my TV (which was so ironic for a TV employee!). Then I eventually decided to take a big trip. I had never really explored the world before, and I felt I was being called to do so.
I asked the Universe for a sign of where I should travel to. It was the first time I played with the Universe and payed attention to synchronicity. Within days, I received my sign: Bali.
My trip was booked days later.
While swinging on gili air, i had my epiphany…
“Leave your nest and explore.”
SO I DID…
I quit my job and went right back to Bali to continue exploring my newfound sense of wonder. I lived there for several months with zero plans and no job. 100% going with the flow.
While in Bali, I experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It allowed me to deeply connect with my Self and my intuition. I knew for a fact that I was not supposed to be at a desk, behind a screen.
Ever since I took the big leap of Faith and moved to Bali, taking leaps has become my new norm. After Bali, the next 5 years was filled with more adventure, more growing, and more magic. I always did what was aligned with my heart – and having an open heart allowed me to live in California, Thailand, Vietnam, Portugal, Bulgaria, & Macedonia. Every step of the way was built off of the previous, gaining new skills and wisdom.
Since I left the TV station, I have become a kindergarten teacher, nanny, online teacher, coach, and virtual assistant. Most importantly, I have become more myself than ever before.
I am always listening to the little whisper in my ear, following it’s perfect guidance. Now I’m living a beautiful life as a traveling nomad with my boyfriend – dreaming and creating a happy reality every day.
I 100% believe everything happens for a reason and I know I am finally living my Dharma. As I connect with clients and create programs/tools to help people like you create your dream life, my heart feels like it doubles in size. This isn’t just a side hustle for me – this is my calling. I know it, I FEEL it.
The Universe confirmed that I was on the right path when I noticed that my name (Andrea Morrison) literally has the word DREAM in it. Seriously, meant to be.
This is all my long, windy way of saying that there is no linear path – there will always be ups and downs, questions and answers. We revel in the ups and we grow from the downs. We discover when we question and we gain wisdom when we receive answers. This is what keeps our stories interesting.
There is a big story looking for you – are you ready to live it?
Never forget that you are magic. Look for the signs, listen for the voices, and feel with your heart.
Magic is real.
With oodles and oodles of love,