Before I moved, my husband and I spent the last few days prior to my departure looking at beautiful homes all over Houston. Many of them were over $400,000, but they had everything that we ever wanted in a home. My husband started to name the things that he wanted in a house and I just listened and smiled. He would text me random listings or toys that he wanted when we finally moved into this futuristic new house. Although I was equally excited about the move, I was apprehensive about drooling over new homes that we may not be able to afford. These past few months had turn me into a practicalist and very rigid. I had stopped dreaming and because I was not dreaming, I did not want him to dream either.
After a few days of this excited exchanges, I stopped him and said, “We aren’t going to be able to afford this anytime soon.” The look on his face and sadness in my voice made me wish that I had never said those words. I realized in that moment that I had stopped dreaming of the impossible and began existing only in my current reality. That was why I was so depressed and stressed out. I allowed my life to be driven by the right now instead of the what if. I decided from that day forward that I would dream again and my entire atmosphere shifted.
Success is not living in today but working towards tomorrow. Dreaming keeps you from being so hard, callous, and stagnant. From my own experience dreams do come true. I am much happier now that I am dreaming again. Our list of DREAMS are already turning into a reality.
Keep dreaming. Dream about the impossible. Write it down and watch you check it off your list. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.