I have been thinking a lot about dreams lately and reflecting back on the person I used to be when I was young. I followed all the rules, I never took risks or got into trouble. I was’t even really capable of dreaming up the life I currently live. It was too big of a dream for me then.

Sometimes,  it’s too much of a dream for me still. Fear is something that often prevents me from moving forward, from making a choice, sometimes even from trying or dreaming.

Fear is not something that ever stops my husband. He forges ahead, he knows in his heart that everything will work out, I don’t think he ever considers fear in his decisions. He is calculated and understands risk, but he is not afraid of risk. He almost never doubts his inevitable success either.

That skill, has allowed Adam to dream and dream big. I have been lucky enough to hop onto the ride and in the process I have been able to achieve or surpass most of my modest dreams already.

I think Adam was brought into my life to be my true opposite in this regard. He is a constant reminder not only to dream big but to go after those dreams. He encourages me to take risks that I am hesitant to take.  Even with small things like writing a blog as a creative outlet or painting the ceiling black when everyone else says it’s a bad idea. He encourages me to do the things I love more often, event design, home design and photography. But most importantly he encourages me to dream bigger…

and oh oh boy….I have been doing a lot of dreaming lately. I see a lot of coffee in my future!


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