Sometimes the world is just too much. Life becomes chaotic and you can barely see five minutes ahead. Even when you have time to slow down, you suddenly discover you’ve forgotten how. Everything moves forward so relentlessly, you forget to stop and enjoy it. Sometimes there’s so little to look forward to, you’re afraid to look up.
It’s time to stop and take a deep breath and gaze deep into the future. It’s frightening and exciting all at once to think about what could be, the endless possibilities. Sometimes I’m afraid to speak my dreams out loud. It’s a little less heartbreaking that way when they don’t come true. But I’ve learned we must be bold if we want things to change. What’s bolder than publishing some of our hopes and dreams on the internet? Dive in.
My husband’s dreams are often the most frightening and the most inspiring. He’s not afraid to change everything and try something he’s never done before. It’s one of the things I love about him. His latest scheme is to move to Portland, buy an acre, and build his own house. It’s full of risk. So many things could go wrong. What could be more exciting?
I’ve wanted to live in Europe for as long as I can remember. We’re currently dreaming of Sweden. What we would do there, I have no idea, but I know it would be beautiful.
The one dream I think we may be likely to accomplish is taking an extended trip around Europe & North Africa. If we’re careful with our money, we may be able to save enough to take two months living on trains, taking in the world. I’ve dreamed of this forever.
Of course, my biggest dream is to figure out this blogging game and make it my job. As crazy as my husband’s schemes are, it’s this dream that seems the most impossible. To have the freedom to make a living using my own creativity is so alluring, but seems so hopelessly out of reach. I’m just crazy enough to keep working on it.