I grew up believing that dreams do in fact come true. As a kid I would imagine worlds and stories and places and people. I had big dreams of changing the world and making a difference.
I think a lot of us dream when we’re kids or in our teenage years but then life happens and sometimes we get caught up in the everyday, going to work, meeting people, going to bed and the routines. And then when we’re on vacation we just don’t want to think about anything and just do nothing, think about nothing and just rest.
And while there is nothing wrong with resting or routines I believe we should use that time to dream again. For me personally I always declared summer to be the summer of dreams. That’s just how my mind works.
So honestly I just want to encourage you to dream this summer to take time and imagine worlds and places and people. Don’t let your time off go into nothingness. Don’t let it pass by like that.
Can I help you with a few thoughts to make this summer
The summer of dreams?
1. Sit still and do nothing
I once read that being bored or doing nothing grows creativity. Sitting still and doing nothing in our time and age is a real challenge and I have not mastered the art yet. But I try to build in certain times where I just sit and look out, get lost in my thoughts. I challenge you to do it tonight. When the sun has set and everybody is already in bed. Sit outside, look at the stars and start dreaming. But how exactly?
2. Imagine it
Ok what now? I know not everybody has a huge imagination and can dream up any fantasy but start small. If your life were a movie, what would it look like? Where would it take place? Who would be in it? What would you do? Would you go base-jumping? Would you explore the jungle? Would you run a café? Would you go to warzones and help people? What do you see in your movie?
3. Write it down
This is so so important because otherwise you will forget. And no, you do not have to be a writer for that. You don’t even have to buy a fancy journal for that. Just pull up the notes on your phone and start typing. Make a list of things you want to do. Call it a bucket list if you will or a dream list. I have always been one to write all my dreams down. I do this at the beginning of the year and in the summer when I have more time. Like I said, to me it has always been the summer of dreams.
4. Go after them
You know it is one thing to dream and write it down and another thing to actually go after them. Maybe you wrote down 3 things. What would it take to fulfill them? By when do you want them to be fulfilled? For example: Before I went to university I knew I wanted to live in California as a semester abroad. That had always been a dream so I made sure that the universities I applied for had a program, which allowed me to do that. And once I was in I already took steps in applying for that program in my second semester although the semester abroad wasn’t until semester 4. And I got in and moved to Santa Barbara in my 4th semester. I remember standing there at the beach knowing that right there a dream had come true.
So go and make this the summer of dreams. The summer where you sit down, you imagine, your write and you start going after it. It is so worth it and dreams are something that keep us moving forward because we see that vision ahead, that person we want to become, that place we want to to visit, that thing we want to do.
I would love to know in the comments below if that was helpful for you or if you have any questions to make this the summer of dreams. Let me know.