“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagine.”
Henry David Thoreau
I love this quote – perhaps it’s because I am, in fact, a dreamer. I always have been. And, the wonderful thing about dreams is that they often come true. Years ago, I dreamed about opening a shop in a quaint little village near my home. I dreamed about what color I would paint the walls, what kind of merchandise I would carry and even what scent the candle, burning on the counter, would be. After awhile, I bought a composition notebook and started keeping notes on all these dreams. I’m sure you can guess where I’m going with this – yes, I opened that little shop of my dreams and I loved every minute of being a shopkeeper.
Four years ago, I hung the CLOSED sign on my front door for the last time and my husband and I moved to upstate New York, but I’m still daydreaming about things I’d like to do and see. And, like before, I still think about all the little details that make the dreams come to life. How about you? Do you daydream too? Do you imagine how you’ll feel or where you’ll move to or what you’ll buy? Well, then why not do what Thoreau suggests and move confidently in the direction of your dream because it really is possible to live the life you imagine.