Of course, most of us have commitments and practical limitations that mean we can’t spend all our waking hours chasing our dreams – the need to work a job to pay the bills, the desire to spend time with our friends and families, the prioritisation of raising a family or establishing a career (or both)… all kinds of tethers that anchor us to the routine of everyday life.
But I’m a firm believer in balancing these against making time to chase at least some of your dreams on a regular basis.
It’s not uncommon for me to encounter people who wistfully declare that they will travel after they’ve retired in another few decades, or that they’ll take up this or that hobby “one day”, or even that they don’t think they are brave enough to try whatever it is they dream of doing.
But none of us know what is around the corner – we don’t know what the future holds for humanity as a whole, nor what fate will impose upon us individually. This is why I try and follow my dreams to see the world now, when I have the health, the means and the good fortune to be able to do so. I take up new hobbies (such as gardening, learning a new language, pottery) with enthusiasm. I am still pretty sensible – I balance chasing my rainbows with creating a home, spending time on my relationships with families and friends, saving for my future and living a good life on a daily basis.
What about you? What are your dreams and how to you balance the every day with making some of your dreams a reality?
This is another from Kew Gardens, one of those places that inspires me in so many ways.
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