About a thousand years ago, my dear friend, Molly, gave me the pretty little necklace pictured above. At the time, the expression “Dream Big” was new to the world of inspirational everythings. You couldn’t find it on file folders, fridge magnets, and baby décor like you can today. I fell in love with it instantly.
I live a pretty basic life- one full of long commutes, daily grinds, a bathroom scale that laughs at me, and bills that seem to always come around each month. In order to push through the daily minutiae, I dream. And by dream, I mean that I make future plans (whether mental or physical) that are usually travel-related and then figure out how to make them happen. I save, I plan, I anticipate (this is key to beating those day-to-day doldrums), and I go (sometimes not always in that order…one must stay flexible!).
I currently have some quick trips to NYC and the California wine country on the horizon, but my main “dream big” trip is set for February 2020, when I’ll head to Israel to explore the Holy Land. I’ve been mentally planning this trip since 1999 when my parents traveled there and came back with incredible stories and photos. I’ve been literally planning this trip since a fairly non-traveling friend said she wanted to go for her milestone birthday and that she needed help with the plans and wanted me to go. That was the tipping point for me. Israel 2020 is now officially booked and almost paid for, and I’ll be living this dream in just a few short months.
I cherish my necklace and wear it proudly, reminding myself that I can get through today for the big dreams ahead. How about you? Are you a dreamer? What big plans do you have?
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Hi, I'm Brooke. I travel the world at every opportunity, and I hope to help you do the same. I offer travel tips and insights from a real world, every day perspective. Read more about me and my vision for Happy Tracks here.