A while back, a friend spoke to me about my dreams and what I aspired to be in life. She advised me that something she feels helps is for you to write down what exactly you want or what you picture your perfect life to be. Something to do with “putting it out there for the universe to listen” I guess.
It got me thinking about the thoughts behind this idea of writing your hopes and dreams down on paper and made me think of when I was younger.
In primary school you learnt how to write in pencil, so you could easily erase it if there was a mistake. Once the teacher felt that you were able to write with little to no mistakes, you had the joy of writing in pen.
In my life, thinking about my future is the same as writing in pencil – I can change my mind if it doesn’t feel right and it’s not permanent, just my thoughts. No one can hold my thoughts against me, they can’t hold me to my ideas or make sure that I follow through. It’s my pencil written dreams.
In comparison to this, the things I “do” are what I write in pen, they’re there for everyone to see. My actions are there for everyone to see, hear, experience and judge. Quite a scary idea really.
Which is why it’s scary when you think about what you want your life to be. What career you want, where you want to live, who you want to be with, how many children do you want etc.
So the idea of thinking about what you want and then writing it down in pen makes it more real. It gives you an accountability to chase those dreams and hopes and follow them.
So here is a little description of what I want my life to be in the future:
I want to be happy and healthy. I want to wear my cute dresses and feel comfortable in my body. Not worrying about my weight or how I look.
I want to live in a cute little house with Dave and our two pups. I want to sit on our wrap around porch in the summer reading a book and drinking lemonade. I want to get into a big comfy bed at night time and know that my life is where I want it to be. I’m happy to live in Australia or somewhere else, as long as I am happy and comfortable.
I want to work for myself as a blogger/photographer/traveller. I want to be able to wake up whenever I want and do what makes me happy at a pace I want. I want to be able to express my creative side and share my creations with the world.
I want at least 1 child when the time is right and for them to be happy and healthy. I want my family around me and the freedom for them to visit me and for me to visit them whenever possible.
But of course, we need to remember that this is my dream right now – 13th July 2017 at 12:53pm. Things change, and so do dreams.
Have you got any hopes or dreams for your future that you want to jot down? That you want to make more permanent? Let me know in the comments!