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Dream big...but wisely?

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You can make that dream happen. You can. Really. Still, even with those kiddos hopping around. Let's say you always wanted to write a book. There is nothing stopping you from writing a few pages every day or taking an online workshop in novel writing. Nothing, except time. So, you skip watching The Bachelor and Project Runway and devote that time (you know I love my TV, so typing that was a little difficult).

I say we all do it. You can do it, I can do it...however, we all have to do one thing when we do do it. We all need to alter our expectations (this means you, Heather...yes, I'm calling myself out on this one).

Maybe your dream is to write a best-seller, go on book tours and quit your job. Well, that dream may need to be altered...but...perhaps this new dream, the reality of the dream may be even better. Perhaps by writing each day, you meet fellow writers and form a writing group -- and they may become your great friends. Or you will write a children's story that, yes, does get published, but doesn't get all of the hype...yet you receive letters from children who love your characters.

Or maybe the reality of the dream will actually match your dream expectation...but you won't know unless you try. Hmmm, didn't I just say that to Kiddo two minutes ago?

I know you have a goal, a dream you have always wanted to do! Let's list them here... and brainstorm small ways to get started on making them come true.

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by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Replies (51-56):
slw123
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM
I'm working on mine. I always wanted to be a personal trainer and help people achieve their fitness goals. I just finished my final exam for personal trainer certification.
wandep
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Oh yes...been on weight watchers. Lost 17 lbs so far. Had lost 20 lbs but gained some back so I'm trying. :)

Quoting RobynS:

Soooo important!!! :) Do you have a plan, mama?

Quoting wandep:

My dream is to loose weight and be healthy for my kids.



RobynS
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Wonderful!! Don't ever let a 'slip' cause you to stop trying. You're doing great!! :)

Quoting wandep:

Oh yes...been on weight watchers. Lost 17 lbs so far. Had lost 20 lbs but gained some back so I'm trying. :)

Quoting RobynS:

Soooo important!!! :) Do you have a plan, mama?

Quoting wandep:

My dream is to loose weight and be healthy for my kids.





mrswillie
by Silver Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM


Quoting RobynS:

I dream about travel ALL the time. :)

Quoting mrswillie:

I dream of traveling more with my family.


Dh and I are finally starting to. Last year we (with ds & dsd) took a 2 1/2 week road trip from West Virginia to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. In December dh & I flew to NYC for my birthday. In a few weeks we are headed to Florida and the Bahamas.

Basherte
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Publishing a book.

I really want to be a really good cook.But I don't want it to be my profession.

 I feel I'm a little old for that to be feasible. < I feel this. I know my limitations and I know what is required of a Chef, I just physically can't do this.


RobynS
by Silver Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Nice! I traveled some before I met DH (lived in Mexico for almost a year, went to Puerto Rico once). DH and I went to Trinidad & Tobago (sweet!) and then, when my little brother studied in Wales for a semester, well, I just HAD to visit him. We spent most of that trip in Ireland. :)

DH and I got married in Key West--so that was sort of wedding/honeymoon all in one. But since then, not much in the way of travel. My kids have never seen the ocean (oldest is 8). So I am missing the adventure terribly and can't wait to get out of debt so we can take a vacay somewhere nice!! :)

I still have yet to visit NYC--I'll bet that was amazing! And I would LOVE to go to the Bahamas.

Quoting mrswillie:


Quoting RobynS:

I dream about travel ALL the time. :)

Quoting mrswillie:

I dream of traveling more with my family.


Dh and I are finally starting to. Last year we (with ds & dsd) took a 2 1/2 week road trip from West Virginia to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. In December dh & I flew to NYC for my birthday. In a few weeks we are headed to Florida and the Bahamas.



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