I mentioned in a blog post, a few blogs ago that I am a list maker. I like to make lists for everything and a majority of those list go down in my planner. I am a HUGE fan of planners, I don’t always but everything in my planner but I always have it with me just in case. I was looking at my planner today when the front of my planner struck a cord with me.
I have an Erin Condren Life Planner and I LOVE it. I mean I am obsessed with it and think that it might just be the best planner ever which is why it might be my second one. The cover of my planner says the following: “don’t follow your DREAMS chase THEM” and today that meant something different to me.
I am a dreamer. A believer. A doer. Once I set my mind to something that I really truly want, I have to do it. Last night I was putting together a piece of furniture and I began thinking how real it was that I am living on my own in a big city. It’s not like this is something new either, I have been living in a big city for almost 2 years now but last night it really hit me. It made me kind of sad but proud at the same time. I have been doing my own thing for almost 2 years now and that is a serious feat for me!
I am proud of who I am as an adult. I had a dream and I chased it. I wanted to work for a foundation that meant a lot to me and I set my sights on it and did just that. I worked for my dream foundation for a year and a half until I got an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down.
My dad came into town this weekend and he kept talking about him and mom planning to move to Texas in the near future in order to be closer to me and my brother and future sister-in-law who will be moving to Houston in a little over a month. That got me thinking and scared a little. I really don’t know exactly where I want to be a year from now. Do I still want to be living in a big city, in an apartment, in a state that I am not sure will ever be “home” to me?
I have more dreams that I have put on the back burner in order for me to figure out who I truly am as a person. Am I going to be here in Texas for the rest of my life? Am I going to be a mom like I want to be? Am I going to find that special someone who I can do life with? These are all dreams of mine that I have put on the back burner because at this point in my life, because I want to figure out who I really am.
So that is why I am challenging myself and am willing to extend this challenge to others as well. I challenge myself (and you if you chose) to write down all our dreams and goals for your life. Write them somewhere where you can look back and see them and check them off as you accomplish those dreams and goals. Make a dream journal. Write out why these dreams of yours are your dreams and how you plan on accomplishing them. Make a dream board. Whether that dream board is in the form of an actual board, a Pinterest board, or a binder that goes hand in hand with your dream journal, JUST DO IT! I have a Pinterest board (which here is the link to that so you can see what it is that I am talking about) and I also have the start of a binder/dream journal since I am not only a list person, but a binder person as well.
I would love to hear about your dreams and goals and how you want to accomplish them. I would love to hear about how I can help if you need motivation or a pep talk! Please comment or email the email in my bio. I am so looking forward to hearing from some of you and seeing where your dreams take you!!