Last fall I had the honor of speaking for the first time at the DreamBank – an incredible resource located in downtown Madison, WI, inspiring and assisting people to discover and achieve their dreams.
Prior to my appearance I was asked by a DreamBank staff person (they call them “Dream Curators” – doesn’t that sound like the best job title ever?) to share a little bit about myself, including answering the question: “What’s your personal dream?”
I had a surprisingly hard time answering that question because I am beyond blessed to say I feel like I’m currently living my dream. Prior to quitting my job, I would have answered that my dream was to work from home, have more time to spend with my family, and evenings spent sitting around the dinner table with G and Kate, enjoying a homemade meal - and now that’s exactly what I’m doing.
As I was trying to think of how to answer this question I asked G for ideas, saying, “There’s nothing else I want. I’m living my dream.” He reminded me that the only other thing I still talk about wanting is a great big garden to grow our family’s food.
“That’s true…” I replied, “but we’ll have a garden at our new house when we move to Cambridge, so that dream will soon be coming true as well.”
Unable to think of any other ideas, I decided to stick with G’s suggestion in my reply to DreamBank. Then – just before hitting send – the wine lover in me decided to DREAM BIG and add just one more thing. Here is the reply I sent to my Dream Curator:
“Her personal dream is to have a garden and grow the food her family eats . . . aaaaand she wouldn’t turn down a vineyard.”
Two weeks later a friend of mine who already lives in Cambridge posted on my Facebook page that a new business – the Cambridge Winery & Vineyard – is coming to our idyllic little town.
Talk about THE POWER OF STATING YOUR DREAM!
Interested in checking out the DreamBank in Madison, WI? Come and see me there on Wednesday, June 3rd! I’ll be conducting a free event on the “Beginner’s Guide to Blogging” from 12:00-1:00pm. Register now!