Make your dreams known. I haven’t written a new post in a few weeks. One reason why is because I have been reevaluating my dreams and goals. I usually consider this a personal matter, I don’t feel like everyone needs to know my 5 year plan. However a thought came to mind while I was reading this morning.
Make your dreams known.
Anyone need some encouragement? My cup is full today, so let’s get a little personal.
Dream with me
I have dreams of Summer days spent near this special creek.
As a family we often talk of our plans to pack up the animals we can take, have a friend watch the rest of them on our homestead and spending 2 months during the Summer at a cabin. This place is magical, we go camping here ever year. We go fishing and eat fresh trout for dinner. Last year we taught our oldest how to catch crawfish. It is nestled in the pines with abundant wildlife. Wild deer, elk and turkey are usually spotted. Once we have a piece of land up there, I plan to sit on the porch with a good book (like my favorite, Laddie). I can see my kids heading off to the creek or playing soccer in the fields. Afternoon trail rides, and a walk to the creek are experiences I want to have with my family.
I’m not the only one that dreams of having my own cow, right? It might be my love affair for delicious, sweet milk. And cheese, butter, ice cream, and all things dairy. I just love watching these huge bovine, be cows. The way they munch the grass, the way they kick their heels when running, is all just so fascinating to me. I take my kids to petting zoos just so I can ogle at the cows, no joke. Their big innocent black eyes, and wet noses almost remind me of a giant puppy. I long to spend my mornings milking a cow with my daughter and learning to make cheese together.
I dream of having an extravagant garden.
Not only for the delicious fruits and vegetables. Gardens are the gateway for many important life lessons. Abundance, gratitude and faith just to name a few. This post just got deep. I see us pulling weeds and discovering a hidden watermelon. Sending the kids out to pick some fresh rainbow chard to serve with dinner. Spending a Monday morning in the Garden reading while the family searches for bugs or square shaped rocks. Our garden will be coming to life soon. Seeing your dreams is important, and so is working on them.
Or maybe not this exact kitchen, but a functional one. I want big windows so when I’m not outside, I feel like I am. Nature is life. Being a foodie with a terrible, 1970s, trailer house kitchen is HARD ya’ll. It’s a good thing I know this sacrifice is worth it. I know I will have a kitchen like the one above soon, and it will be glorious. My family will be gathered in there while I make fresh peach pie, I’m sure the littlest ones will be sitting on the counter top trying to stir the food. Being in the kitchen is my happy place, and of all the rooms in the house it needs to shout happiness for me.
Make your vision so clear that you fears become irrelevant.
Do you have a hard time manifesting your dreams, or staying creatively inspired? I used to feel the same way. I was too busy doing things that didn’t matter, and it was not helping me become who I want to be. That’s when I found these 3 tips helped me change my outlook, and start chasing my dreams.
- First, stop doing things that don’t matter. Really. I’ll be the first to confess, I felt like I didn’t have enough time, but I had time to mindlessly scroll through my social media feed several times a day. There are other things far more relaxing if I feel like I need a break.
- Always have a good book next to your couch. It would be great idea to replace that social media time with a few minutes of reading. You could even start with The Magic of Thinking Big, or the Ant and the Elephant, to help you have a more positive mindset. Reading really does spark creativity, and inspiration.
- Have a blank notebook. Write down your thoughts, and plans. Don’t be afraid to stare at an empty page for a while and think!
When was the last time you spent 5 minutes with your eyes closed dreaming about what makes you happy? What is your goal? What are you doing today to reach your goal? Make your dreams known, help your dreams come true.
Dani wrote Where to Start on Your Homestead Journey to help others find their dreams, and make plans to achieve them.