Retro daddy came home late this week and everyone was in bed, I called out that I was studying. He said what. I said you know the course I’m doing. He said what course. I said you know the one I’m doing that I told you about last year. But last year I decided that I had to do something. There aren’t many courses you can really go on as a blogger and I had heard great things about it so I paid off the fees in monthly instalments (I’m still paying) and signed up. And I’m loving it.
It certainly has me thinking about what I want to do and what makes me happy. Writing down all of the things you love to do and how you could turn that into a business. Very interesting. So often we just get on with the day to day without sitting down with pen and paper and writing things down. Or we devote all of our energy to our family and forget about what we really want.
It’s also made me realise that being a positive and open person is a good thing and that we have made dreams happen. Remember when I walked on glass up at the Whitsundays? Well that was totally out of character but it was part of an exercise on facing our fears so that we can achieve our dreams. We had to close our eyes and think of our goals for 1 year and 5 years ahead. My goal was just to move to acreage. That was pretty much it. It involved apple trees, my kids picking apples off the trees, having space to run around and acres.I stared at that broken glass and said I’m not doing it. Then I said if I don’t do it I’ll go home and regret it. So I did it. And I felt great afterwards.
And we have made that dream happen. It’s been a dream for a while and it has taken us outside of our comfort zone. It’s been stressful. We had offers knocked back a couple of times. We even made an offer on a serious fixer upper that was so depressing it made someone go back and do some number crunching and reevaluate our budget but now I can look back on it and laugh as it’s part of our story and journey to owning something fabulous.
Anyway over to you – sit down with a pen and paper or let me know what your dream is. Is it to not having to return to the workforce? Getting fit and healthy and back to your old self? Finding your passion because you just don’t know what it is? Leaving the suburbs and having a big property? Learning a craft or hobby? Turning your hobby into your business? I would just love to find out what it is that you dream about doing…………………..