Living the Dream

I have this recurring dream of relaxing on the beach, strolling in the park, or sitting in a cafe. I’m sipping on a hot beverage. Time has stood still. There is no place I need to be and nothing I need to do. My mind is clear, and distractions are nonexistent. The only task at hand is to be inspired and channel my thoughts to put words on the page. At the end of the day, my notebook is full of ideas because my head is so clear that it has made room for them. When I get up to leave, I feel accomplished, satisfied, and happy.

And then my alarm goes off, and reality sets in. There is so much to do and not enough time to do it. I’m stressed and frustrated because all I want to do is go back to that dreamy coffee shop.

Carving out the time and space to write has never been easy for me. I tend to put the needs of others before my own because I love them and want them to be happy.  But in doing so, I am not realizing my full potential, which is increasingly becoming a problem for me.

I have to find a way to be okay with never finishing my to-do list and not running that annoying errand. I want to learn to be okay with dishes in the sink and clothes left in the dryer. Above all, I don’t want to feel guilty about the mundane tasks that I should get done, so I can focus on what I want to accomplish. In the end, I think it is all about having a nicer existence.

I want to live the dream.

7 comments on Living the Dream

  1. Lily Leung
    August 3, 2021 at 6:26 pm (4 months ago)

    I believe you can live your dream. Schedule it in – once a week or however often it can work out.

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  2. Doug
    August 2, 2021 at 11:06 pm (4 months ago)

    Hi Elisa,
    Welcome to the blog challenge. Seems like you have just added one more thing to do (or not do) in your busy day. I think Deb might have some great advice for you.
    Maybe it is time to get a manual, set some boundaries, set some priorities, get some help from others to help pull the load so you do not get crushed when it starts to roll back on you. All of those unfinished things, like a pile of anything, just drags away energy from you that you could be using for something that is important to you and will give you a feeling of accomplishment.
    Blog on! It will be a month of learning and a feeling of accomplishment at the end when you look back at how much you have done.

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    • Elisa
      August 4, 2021 at 8:27 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks, Doug. Good to see you here. So, if I get a manual…do you I have to change my blog title? 😀

      Reply
  3. Ginger London
    August 2, 2021 at 9:23 pm (4 months ago)

    Thanks for your blog post. I need to find a way to be okay with not finishing my to do list for the day. When I figure it out, I would have accomplished something great! LOL!

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    • Elisa
      August 4, 2021 at 8:27 pm (4 months ago)

      Same here! LOL!

      Reply
  4. DEB ANDREWS
    August 2, 2021 at 9:09 pm (4 months ago)

    You can do it and not feel guilty about any of it. You can have the Laptop Lifestyle. There is time in the day to get things done. We need to have a conversation.

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    • Elisa
      August 4, 2021 at 8:28 pm (4 months ago)

      I’d love to chat with you sometime!

      Reply

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