Friday, May 11, 2012
on dreams and being deliberate
In my dreams I make dresses, I bake cakes, I am calm with my children, I look put together, I have long wavy hair, and I make my bed every morning. Those aren't terribly outlandish dreams, I think, so why can't they be my reality? I've decided to be more deliberate with my choices. I love the idea of imagining how I want my life to look, and then making it happen. I saw a pin a while back that said "Decide what to be and go be it." Isn't that fantastic? This comes naturally to people like Mike. He has always been good at knowing what he wanted in life, and then working to make it a reality. It is something I have always admired about him. I tend to be part of the "wait and see" crowd, but I have lately realized that there is a better way to live.
And so each morning I make my bed and my day is instantly brighter. I rise early and get ready for the day before it gets away from me. I send my children off to school with a hug and a smile. I skip hair cuts and give in to my cake cravings. I challenge myself to sew and sew and sew some more.
It is not as if these changes happen overnight. I don't always look put together, and sometimes I lose my patience, but because I have decided how I want my life to look, making choices that head me in the right direction become easier.
And so, little by little, my life has started to look like my dreams, and I am happy.
What do your dreams look like?
posted by stephanie at 8:49 AM