Living a dream? I rush through my days – doing what has to be done, meeting deadlines, feeding my family, getting the kids through their school work, blogging, sewing, laundry, catching some sleep when I’m too exhausted to keep going. Squeezing in piano practice. Trying to remember that my kids might enjoy doing something fun now and then!
I look at other people I admire and think they have it so much more together. (they probably do!) House always clean and neat. Or blog numbers at a level that seems so cool but unattainable for me. Or a business that looks to be bringing in a ton of $$. Or all kinds of great craftiness going on. Or decor to die for. And I push harder, sure that ‘The Dream’ is just around the corner if I just try harder.
An email the other day stopped me in my tracks. Made me sit up straight, grip my coffee cup harder, and really do some deep thinking. The cyber conversation went something like this:
me: and just a warning – my house is rather chaotic till after this event – I have stuff all over and can’t keep everything cleaned up! So if she comes back and tells you my house is a mess she is right …
my friend: as for your house… you stop right now! it’s fine.. you are living a dream in my opinion..
I stopped. Me? Living a dream? WOW. Really? I had to think about that for a bit.
And you know what? She was right – I am. But I have been so busy looking at what others have that I think is better, that I had forgotten to enjoy what I have and where I am right now!
So I am choosing to embrace and enjoy the chaos that reigns right now! Because I AM LIVING A DREAM! It might not be at the point I hope it will be someday, but I can enjoy th whole journey! If the end I envision were dumped on me now I wouldn’t be able to handle it.
Some days I can hardly handle what I do have now
I am choosing today to be thankful for the dream I am living. For the beautiful children God has blessed me with. For the wonderful family I have. For the amazing friends I have. And the overwhelming blog community that has welcomed and befriended me.
Thankful for the business opportunities that have opened up for me.
Are you living a dream? Or do you need to sit up and realize you are living a dream?
Thank you Angie, for showing me that I am living a dream and that I need to enjoy it!
Sew a Fine Seam