Hello you lovely people, how are you?
Last full day of the holiday today, mixed feelings. We have had a wonderful time but I always love going home.
I have been thinking a lot about my dreams, my ambitions, what I want for the future. This has been thrown into the forefront of my mind as a friend of mine has just made a huge decision to move with her husband to start a new life in a new country. This has been a dream of theirs for many years and they have both been working extremely hard to save all they can to make the transition. Due to some unforeseen circumstances their decision has been made earlier than anticipated and they will soon be off.
I am of course massively sad as it means that my friend won’t be around in the same way I have known her since we became friends four years ago however I am over the moon that she and her husband can follow their dream (we have been invited out for a holiday too so I get to visit!)
It made me think about how many of us if we could would change something in our lives entirely in order to follow our dreams. For some I suppose it’s easy, striving for the better, getting something amazing. But what about when our dream involves giving something up or selling and buying houses or moving across the world? Would it be so easy a decision?
My dreams have always been relatively transient. I am a very creative person and they have always followed that side of things but I’ve never had a particular dream to emigrate or do a parachute jump or anything like that.
My dreams for the last few years have involved being able to work in the creative world. To write, draw, photograph, to make beautiful things and make people happy. In turn that would allow me freedom around working hours and my boys and make me a much happier mum. A world in which rushing around was on my terms as opposed to work would be amazing but then of course back to earth with a bump. What about the mortgage? The lifestyle we are used to? Would I be able to sustain that for my family? Alas the answer is no. That is why of course it’s a dream!
To be able to blog as a career would be amazing, to have the followers on Instagram that mean that I could advertise my blog well enough and take that giant step to stop my boring, conventional job would be life changing however even some of the women who inspire me most in this area are still having to work In order to maintain their homes and bills. Me with my 650 followers on Instagram has a lot more to do to become anywhere near one of my blogging heroes.
I am quite sure though that a year ago if you asked my lovely friend whether she could live out her dream anytime soon she would have laughed and said no and look at her now.
Just shows you never know what’s around the corner!
What are your dreams?
Much love xx