Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone’s week has started out well. I have literally been working non-stop. On top of this, I’m moving in the next month, which anyone can relate to the level of energy-draining that it can bring. I don’t know about you, but I loathe packing. Everything else about moving, such as cleaning, repairing, and/or staging are manageable. However, I continue to find every excuse to not bring myself to pack, which is why I decided to do this wonderful set. 🙂 Oh and stay tuned to a ton of DIY-ing posts. My sister and I have practically reserecuted every piece of furniture in my house. (Yes, another distraction but you guys will thank me later).
I designed a set for my future fashion boutique. No, I’m not at a point to open a shop, however, I have tons of ideas always buzzing through my head. This is my way of actively daydreaming about what i want to see in my future. Daydreaming isn’t to be taken lightly and I believe it is a fundamental step in problem solving. How many of us wish that our life would be in a different direction, whether it has to do with a job, relationships or overall personal life choices? How many of us have also let these dreams continue to be pushed to the side because “life continues to get in the way”? I know there are some of you that even accept that your life is just “fine” and even worse, believe that you don’t deserve it. You made choices in the past and now you have to live with the consequences. Honestly, it’s a load of crap. It’s a simple excuse to keep you from seeing what you could really do. I’m not trying to be harsh, in fact, I truly believe that if you want something, then you have to do it….and do it now. You can’t prohibit the circumstances that unkindly arrived at the most inopportune times, however, you can take control of your life. No one is going to do it for you and there is never going to be the perfect moment. You need to repeat that last line a couple of times. There isn’t going to be a sign or an individual that you will suddenly meet and all your dreams will start coming true. No, it starts with you sitting down and figuring out what you really want. This is why daydreaming isn’t mindless wandering. It’s the creative process of formulating your action by imagining the steps or blueprint of your future. I’ve been told, especially more recently, since I started to finally voice my passions in the arts, that I need to be more grounded. That I’m too much of a “free bird,” so to speak. These people are no longer part of my “inner circle.” I’ll save this story for another post, but what I’m trying to describe is the confusion that relatively intelligent people make with daydreaming versus fantasy. If you have ever daydreamed about having a lot of money, finding the perfect spouse, being the most attractive person of your peers….the list could go on, WITHOUT thinking about how to get to that, then you could be considered a fantasy thinker. You’re wishing for situations to improve a minute moment in your life and trust me, you are not alone. That’s the thing about fantasy thinking, in that, its a generic situation that could fit into anyone’s life at one moment. I know you aren’t generic…or as the kids say these days, Basic. You want things that you truly know in your heart will make you happy. Money can solve anyones problems, when it comes to bills. However, the actions of getting to this monetary amount is what sets you apart. You are formulating a plan for your life and your well-being and it can only suit you. This is daydreaming in the perfect form. That’s what makes you the innovator not the princess looking for her glass slipper. So, stop listening to those that continue to discourage you. I believe Stephen Hawkings said it best,
“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
And lastly, remember that you are not alone. You are part of the small sect of daydreamers forging their own path. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful night.