Monday, March 18, 2013

I dreamed a dream...

I dream of JOY.  Real, gut wrenching, toe tingling, cheek numbing JOY expressed through intentional relationships and incredible adventure.  Here is a glimpse (though incomplete) at some of the hopes, dreams and longings that I hold for myself.

Leaving a legacy
Setting foot on the 6 main continents (only South America and Australia to go)!
Growing old with a man who makes me a better me
Finding a job that fills me with purpose and joy
Balancing a bowl full of ice cream on my 8 month preggo belly
Growing in grace and generosity
Backpacking Australia/New Zealand
Knowing without a doubt what I believe and sharing it eagerly like the best chocolate bar I've ever had
Being ok with grey
Living a worthwhile, wonderful story
Seeing the World’s Wonders and experiencing its Amazing Cultures
Having a home constantly full of friends, family and fresh baked bread
Fluently speaking foreign languages in foreign lands
Crossing off cool eateries from neighborhood bucket list
Camping through America’s National Parks 
Trekking the Camino de Santiago with a best friend
Star Gazing through the Northern Lights                                         
To savour moments and memories, and not take them for granted
Sleepless nights cradling my firstborn
Mastering the art of humility
Choosing people over productivity
Ostentatiously celebrating victories for myself and others
Creating and living in real, tangible, true community
Making margins
Being a Lifelong  Learner. 
To know and be known. Fully. Absolutely.
To be happy and content… (and dare I say, maybe even proud) with who I am, as I am.

{Dream, and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.  ~Joy Page}


Megan said...

love this! and love you! ;) can't wait to see you balancing that bowl of ice cream on a prego belly, and then later holding that precious bundle of joy!
love you mama!

Steph said...

Man, I miss you!Beautifully written Aubs!