Dreaming Big

We all have dreams.

Some are personal dreams like becoming a wife, a mother or traveling the world. Other dreams are more professional like owning your own business, writing a book, or making a career change.

For me, I’ve sometimes been afraid to openly express my dreams to avoid the potential let down that might result.  Sometimes I think if I verbalize them, and they don’t come true, I’m setting myself up for disappointment. Anyone else feel the same way?

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Miss Mustard Seed wrote this post many months ago about not being afraid to dream big and to openly admit what our biggest pie in the sky dreams are. Ever since I read it, I knew what one of my big dreams was, but was too afraid to share it with the blogging world. To some out there, it’s not really that big of a deal. In fact, it’s probably become a reality for many bloggers, some who may be reading this.  So I’m afraid it A) might sound silly and B) what if it doesn’t actually become a reality for me?

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Well, I’m tired of letting fear hold me back {when it comes to this and so many other areas of my life}. I’ve seen God work in amazing ways over the last few years. So many things I never thought would happen have happened.

So today I’m sharing one of my dreams with you all today.

I want to get published in a magazine. There I sad it. My pie in the sky dream would be to have my home featured in one of them some day.

Now, I realize that I’m not in a place in my life or a season where that’s going to happen right away {after all, I don’t even own my own home yet}. But, my hope is that it will happen one day.

Now the question is how am I going to go about accomplishing this dream? The answer is by putting myself out there and working hard.

I think a lot of times when it comes to our dreams, we think we can sit around and wait for them to happen. But, I think in order for our dreams to be fulfilled we have to actively work towards them in some way. Sometimes that means stepping out in faith or taking a risk. For me, I think it means to continue striving to provide great content and great projects here on my blog. It means reaching out and contacting magazines {when I’m ready} and continuing to grow my knowledge when it comes to design.

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The hard truth is that my dream may never become a reality. And that’s ok. I’ll live. But, I think it’s good to have dreams and goals to work towards.

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And maybe, just because I’ve now verbalized it, it will come true. Maybe. 😉

What are your dreams? Do you have a pie in the sky dream? Fire away in the comments!

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  1. says

    I just found your blog via The Handmade Home and I’ve even snooping around and I already love you! You are so real and open and I love your dreams! Andddd I live about 45 minutes away from you in SC!

    Soo now I just sound like I’m stalking…anyway, love your blog!

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