What are some dreams you have for your life? I thought I'd share five dreams that I have for my life with you guys today. They may be silly to you....or maybe you're living one of my dreams. They may be something you would never, ever dream about....or maybe you have the same dream! Here's a short list of some dreams that I have that are fun to think about.
1.) I would love to have a second home in Crested Butte, Colorado one day. It's my favorite ski resort and the whole town just gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. I think it would be so fun to spend holidays in my little cabin while watching the snow fall and drinking a hot chocolate by the fire. If you don't have anything to do one weekend you could be like "hey, let's just hop on a plane and go to the cabin." This is a dream of mine that I would love to come true one day. Scott doesn't like the idea of having a second home and being "forced" to vacation there all the time so this probably won't work out but I'll keep my dream going for now.
2.) I have a dream of running a half marathon. This is definitely an obtainable dream and I've considered signing up for the Bentonville half. I've googled 'how to train for a half marathon' and I think about it quite a bit. I run around 3 miles almost every day currently and I should push myself at least once a week to go a little further but honestly, I don't have time to. My runs are almost always on a time crunch. Also, I just think there's no way I could run that long. The longest I've ever run before was 7 miles and it was exhausting. Maybe I'll see about making this dream become a reality though.
3.) I dream about living in New York City a lot. It's my favorite city and I think it would be so fun to live there but only if you had a couple of million dollars to spend on a decent sized apartment. Before Scott and I had kids, I used to hope that he would get a job that would transfer him to NYC so we could live there for just a few years. I think it would be such a fun adventure. This dream will never come true. I absolutely love where we live and never see myself moving away from here but it's still fun to dream about living in the big city.
4.) I would love to go on a mission trip one day. This is another dream that could very easily be done but I feel like this isn't the right time in my life for me to do this. One day I will though and I would love if Scott came with me. Being able to share the gospel and help and love on people would be so rewarding and life changing. I'm not even sure there are words to describe the feeling you get when you're in that and doing that but I feel called to do this one day and I look forward to when this day will come.
5.) I have a dream of having an amazing garden in my back yard like something you would see in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It would be beautiful year round because I would have plants that looked good in every season. I would spend my days tending to my garden and I would have so many flowers that I would have to cut them and give them away. There would probably be a fountain somewhere and a cobblestone path that led to a beautiful bench where you would sit and read with a glass of lemonade. Doesn't that sound dreamy? I think so.