This post is part of the 30 day blog challenge hosted by The Suitcase Entrepreneur. Here’s day 29.
I don’t know about you, but I’m afraid of imagining what life would be like if I were ‘living the dream’. Why? I’m scared I’d get disappointed. I’m also scared I’d get bored once I achieve it. I’m weird, I know.
But hey, this is a blog about reclaiming your fearlessness right? So what the heck, I’m going to dive right into the fear and get on with it.
Natalie asks three awesome questions in her blog about crafting the idea of your perfect life? Here they are:
1. What do you want in your life beyond all certainty?
2. What’s a non-negotiable you are not prepared to give up for anything else?
3. What don’t you mind forsaking in return for having more of something else?
These questions are essential because it’s time you think about yourself for once. There is nothing wrong with wanting something for yourself. It’s not being selfish. When you are happy, others around you are happy too. I have to constantly remind myself of this every single day.
I’d really love to hear what your dreams are. And since part of the blog challenge is that I share my dream, here it is:
I really want happiness in my life beyond all certainty. I know that I want to spend it with the people that I love. I want a life that revolves around health, fun and creativity. I would love to have the free time to pursue my yoga practice, plus the freedom to wander around and explore my surroundings (wherever they may be) through film photography. I’d love to surround myself with people who are creative and I can feed off their energy.
I am certainly not prepared to give up my awesome marriage and health for anything else. Those come first, period. I am also not going to give up my values and freedom to choose what is right or wrong. I have very strong opinions and am willing to hear people out, which means that I need to respect them and they need to respect me. it’s that simple.
That being said, I’ve given up a few things to live the life I want, and I am sure I will continue to compromise on some of these things. I’ve had to be far away from my family for a long time, so I miss out on important events. I’ve missed weddings of good friends which made me a little sad. I also don’t get to see as many friends as I would like to, but that comes with the territory. It has also been a challenge interacting with friends and family who don’t necessarily understand why I chose to live the way I do.
What does your dream lifestyle look like?