Many times we sit dreaming of things we want, things we want to do, where we want to be, how we want our life to be and many times the thoughts stop there. The process of dreaming stop at it being a dream, and we never put our dreams into actions. We continue with the flow of life that we are going and yet the dreams we have still continue to be dreams until the next time we are sitting there and the dreams and ideas come back to us and we think of all the things we want to do.
As moms we have a laundry list of to do items, and tend to say “I’ll do it later”, brushing aside our dreams, our wants and ideas because we have other life obligations that we must attend to.
For the longest time I dreamed of being able to work from home so that my kids would have the opportunity to have me around all the time and that I could work at the same time. I can not sit still, I am not one to be ok with being bored. If I am bored, which is rare I find something to do. When my kids were small I volunteered just to get out of the house and do something that I could bring them with me and still be me but be mom at the same time. I didn’t plan on this blog being a job when it started, but it fell in line with what my dreams were for myself and for my kids. Daily I get to help people, help them feel like a better mom because they are not alone in the crazy world of being a mom, help people save money with coupons and finding deals and help people learn how to save money. My dreams we to be a teacher from the time I was young, then I had kids and my dream was to give them the best that I could give them and then some and putting the dreams I had into action are what have gotten me to where I am now.
I do still have dreams that I dream of, I dream to explore and learn about the world with my kids, I dream to be able to better myself and this blog and I dream of being able to reach out and help change the lives of others. I dream of one day having a house where I can help those who are young parents like Tom and I once were to be able to stand on their own two feet with just that little nudge that they need to see that just because you have children young it doesn’t mean you will be a statistic. I have dreams of making the world a better place and that negativity will no longer be something we have to worry about. And while there is still much to be done to reach those dreams I have started planning, it may take years to put things into action but I hope one day at a time it will happen. One day at a time I take a step daily to try and make the world a better place and as long as I don’t just sit and wait for things to happen I know that they will eventually happen.
My kids are getting older, and the ability to reach out and get a step closer to my dreams is becoming a reality and even though right now you might be home with young kids doing the daily grind of laundry, meals, dishes and diapers don’t forget your dreams. Don’t just sit there, you might not be able to put your plans in to action right now but you can brainstorm and have ideas that will help make your dreams become a reality.
What are some dreams that you have?