The book You Can You Will by Joel Osteen is perfect book to go along with this week's task! The book is about lots of things - but one chapter discusses visualizing your dreams and making them part of your everyday life. For example, hanging up a baby outfit if you want children, hanging a picture of your dream house on a mirror, wearing the t-shirt to the college you're hoping to get into. I loved that Joel Osteen says to DREAM BIG and TAKE THE LIMITS OFF.
It's easy for me to hang up a baby outfit, put up a picture of my dream house, etc. I really struggle with the visualization part. I see restrictions and limitations. I need to stop wondering about the what-ifs and stop thinking about why my dreams WON'T come true.... and start having complete faith in God. :) I'm working on it! ;)
Anywho, thanks for sticking with me through that....here are my BIG, TAKING-THE-LIMITS-OFF goals:
Become a Mom
Time for some REAL talk. This has been a dream for mine for a LONG time. When I was married, we were unsuccessful at conceiving for about 2 1/2 - 3 years. That brought on lots of problems, hurt, pain, and a feeling of failure But, that was a few years ago and NOW I'm in the best, healthiest, and most rewarding relationship ever.... and I'm not getting any younger....;) Still no baby! Through years and years of infertility, I've learned to not cry when someone announces they are pregnant and when "that time" comes month after month. Through the ups and downs, my faith has gotten SO much stronger. I know there is a plan for me and until then, I'm going to stop worrying, stressing, and wondering. :) (It's so hard!) But, no matter when or how that happens...naturally, adoption, fertility treatments, I want to be a Mom! I'm so thankful to TpT because, hopefully, my earnings can keep my options open!
Renovate My Soon-to-Be House
The past couple of years have been HUGE transition years for me. Because of the divorce, I had to sell my house I'm just about settled into my current house and I CANNOT wait to start renovating and updating! I've been a saving machine lately. I need to save a little more so I can afford to do everything I want to. New flooring, completely new kitchen, maybe some new furniture, new trim/woodwork, new doors....ahh! The list goes on. But, my dream is to be able to afford to renovate/update this whole house! :) That dream is in progress...!
Work From Home/Stay at Home
I would LOVE to be able to work from home, with or without kids! My dog, Tobey, IS my only child right now and I'd want nothing more than to be able to stay at home all day with him. :) My perfect day consists of creating for TpT in a beautiful (renovated & decorated) office with occasional breaks to play with Tobey. Eventually, when my dream of becoming a Mom comes true, I'm hoping to stay at home (and not have to work!).
You should all join this linky! It felt so good to get my dreams out in the open and share them with whoever reads this. :)