You may have noticed from the content of my blog that I am a bit of a dreamer. In my opinion, having dreams, big dreams, is a fulfilling part of life. Just asking yourself what you want out of life forces you to discover the things that you should put at the forefront of your life right now.
I always have been a dreamer & the content of my dreams hasn’t strayed much from when I was a kid. My dreams then were, in this order: 1) be a doctor 2) own a hotel so I could swim in the pool. It never occurred to me that if I was a doctor, I could probably have a pool of my very own:) While I no longer have aspirations of being a doctor (my sis will hopefully fulfill that dream for me), my dreams of owning a hotel or restaurant and having a pool to swim in are solidly in tact.
The most important things in the world to me are the safety, happiness, and health of all my family and friends. If everyone I love, including our future children, get to live long, fulfilling, faith-filled lives, then all of my real dreams will have been fulfilled. I also have some shorter range goals such as buying a home, traveling & going on adventures with my husband, building up my blog and Etsy shop, working on my photography skills, and growing a garden that are important to me. The meat of this blog post, however, are dreams of the wildest variety. These are the really fun, frivolous, motivating, crazy dreams!
Here are my dreams (don’t laugh, they are lofty):
1) Go to culinary school & also get my masters in sustainable agriculture/agribusiness.
2) Start an organic farm/restaurant/winery/microbrewery – Basically a restaurant where everything on the menu is either grown, raised, or made in house or sourced from local companies. Attached to this dream is to possibly open up a small hotel or group of cabins and offer farming/wine making camps.
3) Open up a little shop full of vintage and handmade or local artisan goodies. I want it to be the kind of place where you would go knowing 100% you could find a birthday gift for your best friend.
4) Start a shelter for families that have a strong desire to provide for themselves but do not have the means to get there. We would provide an address to put down on job applications, resume and interview counseling, professional clothing, & most importantly the stability (place to sleep, warm food) to allow the family to focus on getting on their own two (or four, or six, or eight, or…) feet. After they find employment, we would also help them to find housing and provide references.
5) I still want that POOL!
What are your wildest dreams?