I know, I know. . .school has started and pumpkin spice everything is in the air so why am I posting summer pics of slip and slides. Well, simply because I love the spirit of childhood and the freedom of summer days. Do you remembering being a kid and complaining to your mom that you were board over the summer? Do you get the, “What now?” questions from your kids over the summer months. Now, do you wish you could go back to those days of no responsibility and nothing to do? Who’s virtually raising their hand.
I’m in this exciting and scary place of dreaming. I’m dreaming about what I want my life and my family’s life to look like. I want there to be freedom. Sitting under the lights in the backyard with children’s laughter floating through the air sounds like heaven. Besides that we want to vacation together, for our home to be one of peace and laughter, and to experience this life and not just say “one day we’ll do X”. I want my childhood hopes and dreams that anything is possible to still be there. I want my daughter and hopefully future children to know that their dreams are attainable. Yes, there’s work involved but we decide how we want our life to look.
I think I need to take that last sentence to heart and apply it to my own life. I feel like I work hard but am I moving towards my goals? It doesn’t really feel like it. I guess this is the scary part of dreaming. We actually have to do something, we can’t just hope it’ll happen one day. I’m gonna have to work hard, close the computer or the office at a certain time, and be fully present with my family when we’re together.