I am seriously DYING for a vacation. Between Sean’s rigorous paramedic school/real life working schedule, I feel like its been a really long time since we have been able to take an honest to goodness string of days off to go somewhere. And if he gets hired on a fire department full time, it could be another year of probation and not being able to take time off. I’m really hoping there is a week or two in between for some kind of getaway. I would be so happy with just stealing away with all of my favorite people, a blender, & a swimsuit and heading to a cute little cabin on the beach like this for couple days. I’d spend my days sleeping in and waking up to the sound of the waves, alternate between reading, swimming, and sleeping in the sun during the afternoon, consume way too many calories in fruity blended drinks, and play cards every night. Its perfection! Whose ready to go???
In homage to the longest day that ever did exist and an entire day spent daydreaming and generally never really coming down to earth (coffee has been regretfully banned from my morning regimen), this is the stuff my daydreams are made of:
Thank goodness for sheer boredom, I blogged!
Maybe I will do it again soon, and put more than 10 seconds of effort into it. Here’s hoping:)
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?
I have a love affair with all vintage VW vehicles (bugs & squarebacks are near and dear to my heart as well) but there is something so full of promise & excitement about an adorable VW camper van, a full tank of gas, and a great co-pilot.