I’m a bit ADD anyway, but some days I just have the hardest time staying focused on and living in the present: this moment.

We went to the Parade of Homes tour this year. It was the first time I had ever done anything like that. It was so much fun to think about and dream about what a future house could look like, how the layout could better suit our lifestyle, and how there could actually be enough cabinets in the kitchen to store everything and space enough to work on a meal preparation side-by-side. Since then, I keep catching myself daydreaming about what a future house could look like for us.

I’m not unhappy in the present. In fact, I love our spot in the world on our little farm outside of town. I love not having neighbors right on top of me, and love the wide open spaces and never-ending views.
Dreaming is a good thing, as long as it doesn’t take over your current life, and as long as you don’t become jaded by your current reality. Dreaming can motivate you, inspire you and encourage you. But, and I caution myself, don’t get so caught up in dreaming that you miss today and the amazing beautiful things that are in your life and a part of your life in this present moment.

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” – T. E. Lawrence

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Becca Lingley

Hi, I’m Becca. I am a huge fan of doing things that make the world a better place. Generally that’s through helping one person at a time but I also like helping nonprofits and ideas be successful. I enjoy working in education because personal and professional development is so fulfilling and helping others achieve that experience and develop their abilities is personally rewarding.I love buying local and being local, baking my own bread, supporting my community, reading resumes, living a healthy lifestyle, getting excited about and championing new ideas (coworking!). I love economic development, though I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with it. I’m an idealist and a believer, with a personal life goal of doing my part to make the world a better place.

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  • Suzy Garza Higley

    This is why i don’t allow myself to go. I can’t control the daydreaming. :).

  • Sara Taylor

    Let’s be dangerous 😉

  • Cari McGann McGee

    People ask me sometimes if, as a Realtor who sees great houses every day, if I want to move all the time. We have a great house now, but even when we lived in a house that was too small for us and not at all what either Matt or I liked, I didn’t want to move. I’d pull in the driveway at the end of the day and it was the people inside the house I looked forward to seeing. I didn’t care what the four walls surrounding them looked like. I get the dreaming and the re-imagining of your life, I DO do that. But as Milton said – “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven”. You decide where you’re living. 🙂