I have a confession to make.
I’m a wild dreamer.
Let me explain…
Earlier this year, I had a wild dream.
I dreamed of a life of fun and freedom.
I dreamed of more time with my daughter.
I dreamed of working for myself and being my own boss.
I decided that the way to pursue these wild dreams, was to leave the stability of my full time job.
This may not sound all that wild to you.
But for me, it was.
You see, my paycheck gave me validation.
My daily routine gave me structure.
My career gave me safety.
But, I’m a wild dreamer.
And it hasn’t been as easy as I thought it would be. In fact, at times it’s been really freaking hard.
When I left my job, I lost the identity that I associated myself with and defined myself by.
Having a full time job was comfortable. It gave me something to do everyday. It filled my life with meaning. It made me feel like I was contributing to society, and to my household.
Without this outside source of validation, I’ve had to find a new sense of self worth; one that comes from within. And that has been tricky.
There is nothing in this life that I love more than being a mother. But being home with my toddler 24/7 can be intense.
I’ve been bringing my daughter to daycare 2 days a week. I tell myself that she needs and thrives on the socialization… but if I’m honest with myself, the truth is that I also need that break.
Not having my own steady stream of income coming in has also been an adjustment. I’ve always been financially independent, and now I feel like I need to ask my husband for money. This too, has been challenging.
Without a job to define myself by, I’ve had to find my new identity. This part may be the most difficult of all.
I am home with my daughter most of the time, but I’m hesitant to say I’m a stay at home mom.
I work on my blog religiously, but I don’t always think of myself as a blogger.
I coach clients through my private and group coaching programs, but I don’t always think of myself as a life coach.
I write a weekly newsletter, but I don’t always call myself a writer.
Basically, I’ve been playing small.
I’ve been scared to label myself.
I’ve been feeling lost as I figure out this new life stage.
But, I’m a wild dreamer.
And I know that I’m meant to live life on my own terms.
And that means setting an example for my daughter…
By fully living out my life’s purpose.
I know with every ounce of my being that I am here to help and encourage other mothers to find their purpose, and live out their own wild dreams…
So that they can set an example for their own sons and daughters.
We need to show our children that their own wild dreams are theirs for the taking…
And this starts by having the courage to go after our own dreams, hopes, and desires.
The first step to actualizing our dreams is to declare them out loud.
So today, I’m declaring that I’m a wild dreamer, yes, but also…
I am a blogger, I am a life coach. I am a writer.
I am a wild dreamer.
I dream of a life that is more play than work.
I dream of family adventures.
I dream of a marriage based on love, devotion, and romance.
I dream of being the type of mother that my daughter wants to be around.
I dream of time and location freedom.
I dream of playing outside everyday.
I dream of fully inhabiting and enjoying my one wild and precious life.
I dream of stepping out into the world as the blogger, life coach, writer, wife, mother, and woman that I am here to be.
And I’m ready now.
Want to join me?
We are all wild dreamers.
We are the dream weavers, and it’s time to make our dreams a reality.
Your wild dreams may not look like mine.
In fact, they probably don’t.
But I know you have them.
What wild dreams do you dream of?
What do you think about, dream about, yearn for?
What have you been wishing for, perhaps not even admitting to yourself?
What desires are whispering to you, trying to be heard?
Remember, the first step to creating your dreams, is to declare them out loud.
What are your wild dreams?
Please share in the comments below! Let’s support one another in rising up and making our dreams a reality.
Dream big and have a beautiful week.