Hello friends! Grab a big mug of coffee and get comfortable, because today’s post is super personal and has my feelings written (literally- ha!) all over it. Thanks for letting me pour my heart out to you Have a great Thursday!
Do you have dreams? Dreams for your life? Goals, aspirations, and wishes for things to accomplish in your lifetime?
I think we all have dreams and desires for our lives, but sometimes I’m not sure that we all know exactly what those are. Sure, there are some people who know exactly what they want out of life right away: whether it’s to own their own restaurant, be a nurse or a teacher or to get into politics. But those who aren’t as sure, how do we pinpoint what exactly are our dreams?
I think it’s quite normal for people to have a lot of different goals for themselves; whether it’s goals about hitting a certain weight, running a marathon, finding a life partner, moving to their dream city, etc. But how do you know which one to pursue? Is it like finding your life partner and you just know?
As far as lifelong dreams, have you truly sat down to think about what it is you want? How exactly do you envision your life to be 5, 10 years down the road? I remember being asked this question all of the time in college, but I’m not sure that I actually took it seriously or took the time to sit down and think about what I truly want.
I saw a commercial for a new show the other day about this woman who said, “if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough” and it’s been on my mind ever since. I’ve realized: what IS my big, scary dream? If I don’t know exactly what it is, how can I begin to chase it?
Of course there are so many things that I want to do in life, but I think it comes down to actually choosing what is the most important to me and going after it. Without dreams, what do we really have to hang onto? If you don’t know where you’re going, how are you going to get there?
I know a lot of my readers are in the same boat as I am- a few years out of college and still trying to figure out life’s direction. I also have a lot of readers who are a few years older and I want to remind everyone that it doesn’t matter what our age is: it’s never to late to make a change. No matter what.
I think one of the scariest parts about dreaming big is actually talking about them with others- for fear of being judged or laughed at. What would happen if we spoke up about these things and started encouraging one another to go after them? Think of the happiness that we would be spreading. Do you encourage your loved ones to chase their dreams? Go after what they want, even if it’s the more difficult road?
Even though it’s totally scary to put these things out there, I think I’ll start. Some of my dreams that I want in life:
-Become a yoga teacher (get my yoga training certificate)
-Write a book
-Go to culinary school
-Start a nonprofit
-Own a restaurant
-Become a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor
-Own a yoga studio
-Own a house in the woods near a lake with a big garden
-Grow and sell vegetables at a local farmer’s market
-Have a full house of kids (ummm mom and mother-in-law don’t get too excited just yet!!)
Maybe I will reach some of these dreams someday, and maybe I won’t. But I do know that without even thinking about these and writing them down, I can’t even begin to start chasing them. We all have to start a new goal somewhere, right? Now let’s get dreaming.
Your turn: what are some of your biggest and scariest lifelong dreams? Are you currently pursuing them or waiting for the right time?