I am excited to be a part of a Blog crawl put together by the amazing Debrina Wright-Williams in honor of her upcoming Dreamers 2 Doers Retreat Inspired by “The Desire Map” and her 10 Day Discover Adventure program. Each participating blogger will be writing about Being a Dreamer and How we do our dreams. I totally love this topic so here I go…
My husband and I have been told that realistically dreams don’t come true. That we just needed to grow up and face reality.
Sadly we have seen this belief accepted by way too many friends, family and acquaintances. This whole live for now, accept what you get, stop wanting …MORE. Dreams don’t come true. At least not for everyday people like us.
Here’s the thing. We just don’t believe this. We can’t believe this. We REFUSE to ever believe this false truth!
Dreams do come true. Every day. For those who believe and fight for their dreams. And we believe in our dreams. Our dreams are what make our life worth living. Our dreams are what have shaped us into who we are today and what we will become. Our dreams are our north star. That doesn’t mean our path is easy. Far from it. There have even been times we have been moments away from giving up . But when our fears rise up we tell them to take a hike.
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
What Are Our Dreams?
It isn’t easy for me to share our dreams. They have been scoffed at and belittled by too many who were close to us. However I will endeavor to try. It would take longer than this blog to tell you all of them but I will share a part with you:
Family is very important to both my husband and I . We dreamed for years of finding our other half (YES this dream has come true..Whoot Whoot!!) and become parents. Not just parents, but great parents. We want our children to trust us, and look up to us. We want to raise our children up in the ways of the Lord, to be good Christians, and to reach their highest potential.
How Are We Doing This Dream?
First we had to have kids. (wink, wink) Now that we have 3 crazy wonderful kids, I have to admit that we spend a lot of time on our knees in prayer seeking guidance, patience, love, understanding, and wisdom in regards to raising them. I know that I at least make tons of mistakes, I am constantly studying and learning how to be a better parent. I think the biggest thing is that we are doing our best and just don’t give up.
What Else Do We Dream About?
We dream of becoming successful entrepreneurs. We dream of financially reach the point where we can cut back our hours of work and spend more time with our children, travel the world, and serve lots of people.
I have my family lifestyle blog (TheQuietGrove.Com) which I dream of getting to the point where I have 1 mil+ monthly views. (I would love to be helpful to that many people).
I also have a Etsy Store where I sell a variety of Digital Files for Birthday Invitations, Baby Announcements, Baby Shower Invitations, Bridal Shower Invitations, Coordinating Party Printables to take your party to the next level (ie.Water Bottle Wraps, Cupcake Toppers, Candy Bar Wraps, Banners and more) as well as Home Decor, Pop Art, Children and Nursery Digital Wall Art to Print and use! I dream of becoming one of the top 10 selling Etsy stores.
My husband who owns his own business (doing Graphic Designs and illustrations), is working to launch in the next few weeks his own webcomic (which has been his dream for years) and is finishing up 2 different game apps as well as a card game that he is going to be launching a kickstarter for in the next month.
He dreams of someday having his comic “Oh, Grow Up” syndicated, his kickstarter successfully funded, his game in all the major stores & his apps on the top of the charts for reviews and sales.
How are we Doing our Dream?
Right now we put in crazy hours of hard work. This isn’t always easy since we also have 3 children (ages 1,3,&5) that we are also taking care of as well as our home, garden, and chickens (we are big believers of provident living).
We start and end each day with prayer for help to be inspired, to be able to have faith not fear, to have wisdom and to have the Lord bless our work.
We have had to learn a lot of new skills and perfect old ones. We have had to study and learn how to network, utilize social media (still working on that one) to get our work out there, and overcome lots of obstacles in our work.
We have had to make many sacrifices to fight for this dream but know that it will all be worth it.
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Though the culmination of our dreams may be a long way down the road, we have come to learn that we can live and do our dreams now! Really that is the only way we will eventually obtain all we desire. Dream and Do TODAY! That’s the only way!
What is your dream? And how are you living or doing it today?
While you are thinking about your Dreams, I invite you to check out the upcoming Dreamers 2 Doers Retreat Inspired by “The Desire Map” and 10 Day Discover Adventure program offered by Debrina Wright-Williams.