Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Date to DREAM


Isn't dreaming something we do all the time? Sometimes I find myself doing more wishful thinking, and have to stop myself for a mental pep-talk. Hard work and dedication equal success, and so I know that eventually these dreams can become a reality. 

First up, I'd love financial freedom. To have all our bills paid off, except for those regular monthly bills, with a nice savings account. To be prepared for the unexpected, like our new fancy $8,000 AC unit we just had to purchase. I want those situations to be like, "Oh, no big deal! We saved for that!" instead of "Dear Sweet Jesus, we may not eat next month!" Not really, but ya know. 

Once all those said bills are paid off, I'd love to have a budget for the FUN things in life, like planned or even spontaneous vacations around the world. To surprise my husband with trips to Vegas (to therefore waste money ;)) just because I made enough that month on TpT. One day..

I love being that person in the Starbucks line who pays for someone else's coffee. The idea that the person behind you has no idea who you are, yet is blessed by your kindness, with no expectation of receiving anything in return... the idea excites me. #beablessing

And finally, we have one Montessori school in our area, and it happens to be a dual immersion school for Spanish. I would LOVE to send Lilly to that school, but of course it comes with a price. Plus, since I'd still be working, I'd need a nanny of sorts to take her and pick her up, because their hours are only ones we can dream of. 

One day, my friends, one day. Until then... date to DREAM!


  1. Good luck, Mandy, on all of your dreams...and I hope I'm behind you in line at Starbucks after your dreams come true! (No, I hope I'm in front, so I can bless you, either way!) This challenge is really fun! I love reading people's dreams.

  2. Wonderful goals! I hear ya on the fun stuff. I'd love to buy something, or go somewhere without worrying! Good luck! :)

    The Sharpened Pencil

    1. What a fun blog name.. how original! Best of luck to you! :)

  3. Hi Mandy,
    So sorry to hear about the unexpected AC expense! I totally feel your pain! I just had the plumber tell me yesterday that the pipe under our house needs to be repaired and it will cost $5,000. Looks like I need to add financial freedom to my list! I hope all your dreams come true! I don't drink coffee, so the next time I'm at McDonald's, I'll pay it forward and think of you!
    :) Colleen
    Totally Terrific in Texas

  4. Awesome dreams friend! I'm dreaming with you!!

    A Tall Drink of Water