Funny as I have aged so has my idea of living my dreams. When I was a teen I wanted to be a lawyer. I remember my father telling me to be a nurse or a teacher like other girls. I also dreamed of having a family of my own and raising a daughter. I did have a raise my daughter. I never became I lawyer. There was a time I dreamed of being a successful dog trainer. I never became a successful dog trainer. I dreamed of going to Alaska and I did.
Some of my earlier dreams came true and some did not. When I look back I see that I made decisions that helped me arrive at where I am today. I am living my dream, even if I did not know I was truly dreaming about what I have now. I have a true partner in life, two wonderful children, a beautiful home, great friends, my health and each day is about enjoying what I have and who I have in my life. By taking the scary step of leaving my job and retiring I have been able to find true peace and contentment in my life.
At the end of the day, peace and contentment was my dream all along. That is what I was searching for and what I found. I did not realize by making the decisions I made I was getting closer and closer to the underlying goal we all truly want. Yes, I will still travel from time to time and enjoy new experiences, but my life is truly grand right this minute. I plan to enjoy it as long as it lasts.
Are you living your dream?