The Man Behind the Mask
— Joshua Dawson —
As a real-life Genie, Joshua Dawson and his partner Ingrid Thornhill spend most their days on the road granting wishes to people who need it most. A gypsy by nature, this fun-loving Genie is on a mission – to bring the light.
How It All Began
Ask my kids where daddy lives and they’ll say “everywhere” without missing a beat. And in that regard, they’re absolutely right. I have no fixed address, traveling to exciting destinations shining a light where needed. Many people only see the gloss of this life and think it’s all happy faces and smooth sailing. It’s not. The truth is we’ve worked incredibly hard to get to this point. Changing the momentum of your life isn’t a cakewalk. It takes a lot of practice and effort to adjust your conditioned way of thinking.
Courage is needed to trust your gut. Especially when so many think you’re crazy for going against the grain. Doing things differently. If you’re interested in comfort, might as well stop reading now. Is our life easy? Not at all. Have we pushed the limits of our relationship, pocketbook, and sanity to transform? Yes. We’ve taken buses to dream days with only $100 left to our names and slept of friend’s and families couches more times than I can count. Not to mention the loans and family support. I’ve quit more than once, only to change my mind the next day.
Why? Something in me kept saying, “Don’t give up, take one more step.” And, always, at the right time something needed would appear. Imminent failures magically avoided at that last moment.