As a blogger, you're thinking eew yeah, what can I say, how do I want to approach this auspicious time? And I came across this interesting tidbit from my stella and dot weekly report I want to share with you...
Well what do you think? Shall we get to writing? What DO YOU dream about for the new year or the next five? I have to say it was a fun exercise conjuring up mine and some made me misty, naturally, but all in all the end result is perspective. Yeah, yeah some are a bit of a stretch, but that's the fun of it. Write it down and you. just. never. know. Next year we can meet back here and compare and really have a time of it.
I dream of actually, finally, this time for real, learning to speak French.
I dream about taking guitar lessons right along side my son and daughter, here at home.
I dream about my work being published...anywhere...I don't care.
I dream about Wilma without cancer, Lori without pain, a world without disease, inequality, poverty and hunger.
I dream of taking a photography class and dabbling in photoshop.
I dream of hearing Mom's voice say "Oh Jennifer", smelling her Tatiana perfume or enjoying ANY of her cooking - just one more time.
I dream of graphic design and putting my sketches to actual color, fonts, paper.
I dream of designing a furniture line, when I can't find the perfect piece, and naming them all after my sister, daughter, nieces and girlfriends, like Kate Spade does with her handbags (jealous).
I dream of clicking my heels against the stark white stucco backdrop of Santorini (perfect pedicure OF COURSE)...
Or the terra cotta colors of Saint Tropez.
I dream of creating logos and slogans and branding ideas and events for fellow dreamers. I love sharing ideas, creative brainstorming!
I dream of being a better friend because mine are so amazing I can't keep up.
I dream of making a difference and living long enough to see it come to fruition in the lives of others.
I dream of finally getting my house "finished" (hah, dream on).
I dream of all my family photos organized and in albums or up in frames, anywhere but on a hard drive.
I dream of catching crabs in the Gulf of Mexico and having a big boil on the beach surrounded by family and friends.
I dream of an organized home, a chalk board to write inspirational quotes and a bulletin board to display the accomplishments of my children.
I dream of less laundry and more family.
I dream of learning how to can so I can make Mom's chili sauce. Dad and I were sad to see the last jar go on our shake and bake pork chops (still one of my favorite ways to cook pork chops, good ole shake and bake and Florence Henderson).
I dream of accomplishing one project a month and not dreaming up a new one till all those are finished -end of story! A "project of the month" blog post perhaps?
My other dream jobs: designing window displays for Anthropologie or Bergdorf Goodman, a sideline sports reporter or running for office with no strings attached.
I dream of inspiring people to be good, do good, feel good about themselves. Remind them that life is short, take risks, make the best of it, don't worry about what others think, its all about attitude, outlook. When you feel like you are alone, look up to the sky. Don't dwell on the past, but look ahead. Dream up, dress up because the best is yet to come.
*Images via Pinterest