Do you have a dream? I hope so! I have lots of dreams. Seeing my kids grow up, growing old with my husband, building our house, seeing my books in an airport, being out of debt… The list goes on.
Dreams are very personal.
I said last time that no one will ever make my dreams come true. I know it’s all up to me to see my dreams go from something in my head to something in my world. But getting there isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
What is your dream? You have one, but what are the details? I want to see my kids grow up. In my life, that’s the biggest goal I have. I know there are some things I can’t control around that, but there’s a lot that I can. Being healthy is the biggest part of that. As a cancer patient, my health is something I have to stay on top of. That means listening to what my body is telling me, going to the gym, and eating healthy. None of that is easy, but I’m doing it for a very good reason, so I suck it up.
Not all dreams come true quickly. In fact, most don’t. The one dream that has been the hardest for me to wait for has been the dream of building our new house. I don’t talk about it much, but we’ve been planning to build a house since we moved to Buffalo three and a half years ago. It hasn’t always been easy to wait and stay focused on our dream of building our house one day. It’s easy to spend money on anything and everything instead of saving it for our house, but we’ve started to get focused lately. I have the floor plan of the house as the screen saver on my phone. Hubby has our property as the background on his. We save money automatically so it’s not something we have to think about. And we drive by our lot regularly to picture what it will be like to pull into the driveway. It’s been a long road, but we’re ready!
No one will make your dreams come true for you. It’s something I say a lot (if you haven’t noticed), but it’s something that’s hard to remember when the haters come out. Whether your dream is something small or something big, you’re going to find people who don’t think you can do it. I’m not trashing your friends and family when I say this, but if they don’t think you can do it, it’s probably because they couldn’t. Because of that, don’t talk to those people about your dreams! I know that’s hard, especially if your biggest naysayers are people you’re close to, but it’ll make it easier for you to keep the faith that you can make your dreams come true. You can do this, no matter how many people tell you you can’t. Keep going. Never give up.
Chasing your dreams isn’t easy. It isn’t quick. It isn’t always fun when you have to sacrifice. But when it comes true, you’ll forget how hard it was and be happy you finally made it work!
What dream are you chasing?
He lived a lifetime before he met her. She was young, sweet, innocent. And she was everything. She was the dream he never knew he wanted, and the fantasy he never dared to have.
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