My Life

Dreamin’ Big

As I was looking through blog post ideas, I found one that said to write about your dreams. I realized then that I hadn’t really dreamed in a while and that I’ve settled for a very comfortable reality. It’s not that I don’t like my life, that’s not true at all. Are there things I would change and that I’m working on changing? Hell yeah. Are there things I love? Absolutely.

So, I’m going to take this back to the mindset of 5th grade when everyone asks what you want to be when you grow and you enthusiastically say, “I want to be a veterinarian!” when we all know no one wants to spend 10+ years in school to do that. (kudos to the vets who did that though)

I dream of…

A big house. Okay…more like, an adequately sized house. I dream of a house with a big front porch where I can sit in a rocking chair (channeling them southern vibes) and take in the fresh air while enjoying a cup of coffee. There is big yard where I have a garden in one area and a fire pit in another. We spend our evenings hanging out by the fire and as it gets chilly, I wrap a blanket around my shoulders. During the day, I hear birds. During the evening, I hear crickets. The kitchen is glorious and spacious with the dining room flowing into it (Fixer Upper vibes). This kitchen is where I do plenty of cooking and baking. I dream of making breakfast for our little family several times a week. I dream of our favorite music playing through the speakers that we strategically placed throughout the first floor of the house (most likely some jam band music). During cold winter nights, we snuggle by the fireplace to watch movies, play games, or read books.

I dream of…

Working from home and raising our kids (three kids, a psychic once told me). I will be working for myself (blogging??) because I have always been an entrepreneur at heart. My work allows our little family to live comfortably, take yearly vacations, and seek adventures for weekend getaways. I carefully schedule my work around our family schedule. I am inspiring others to live a healthy and ambitious life through my work.

I dream of…

Living in North Carolina. A few hour drive to the mountains, and a few hours the other way to the beach. We’re surrounded by southern hospitality and good food.

I dream of…

Continuing to dream. Sometimes, comfortable reality is really a downer. I think about the fact that I don’t have a college education and that our family is in Pittsburgh, and I begin to feel very stuck. I have big dreams, I know. I also know a lot of people have told me, “Don’t we all wish we could have that life?” Well, why the hell not?? Apparently, it’s possible. It will take a lot of hard work to achieve even half of these things, but I think my happiness at least depends on trying. You are worthy of your dreams, no matter how they end up working out. I also know that everything I listed in this post is just the tip of the iceberg…the basics, really.

What are your dreams?

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