I have always been a dreamer. I was an incredibly imaginative child. I made up worlds, wrote and illustrated stories, and believed in Santa Claus far longer than most kids. My imagination and creativity has stayed with me in some capacity all my life. But after having children, your dreams shift… they are no longer about you. They become dreams for your children and the lives they will lead. And that is wonderful. But what I’ve come to realize is that it is still critical that we still find time to dream for ourselves. About OUR lives. And those dreams may include your family. But it’s also completely ok if they are dreams JUST. FOR. YOU.
As a person you need to allow yourself the space to dream. It’s where your best ideas will come from. It’s where you will find the next new thing that excites you or makes you curious to learn. So often, we stop looking to dream and learn – We say life gets in the way. We don’t have enough time. But dreaming about what could be, and expanding our minds to learn about the unknown is what makes a Great Life.
There is nothing like it: That feeling of bottled up excitement about what could happen. The quiet space on the edge of the unknown. Some people may say dreaming is wasteful. It’s not a good use of time. What’s the point? Dreaming is what keeps you evolving, growing, striving to be better. And not in a climbing-the-corporate-ladder or pinterest-worthy-mom kind of way. In ways that will make you a better human being and the best version of yourself that you can be. Isn’t that what life is about? Becoming your best self and contributing your gifts to the world for the greater good?
Make time to dream, and share those dreams out loud with someone you trust. Thoughts become things. And they are even more powerful once spoken.