A dear friend of mine recently commented that I have "ticked the major boxes" in my life... meaning, marriage, house, child. Tick. Tick. Tick.
Huh ... so I have.
I had never really expected to really *do* all that. I met my husband when I was 32 and got married at 38. I got my name on a mortgage to our flat at 40 and I had my son when I was 42.
I lived many adult years when those dreams felt very far fledged and unattainable. I just wanted to pay off my credit card bill, have some cute shoes, a boy to date and to get out of my studio apartment. I didn't really dare dream any bigger back then.
Through coaching, luck, a bit of Chutzpah and nothing to lose, I found and chased my dream of more.
I feel incredibly grateful to have the life that I do ... and it was all worth not only the wait, but the dream. So often people are afraid to dream about what they want, as if it exposes the greater ache and need for more. They settle quietly for the things they don't really want, while trying not to notice their souls are slowly evaporating.
What I am learning is that the dream is really really important to the process. Allowing space and time to muse on what you want is not only delicious but vital to crafting the reality. (If you build it, they will come theory.)
So, yeah, I have ticked some central and happy boxes.
My life is indeed more than I ever imagined.
And now the job is to dream of bigger boxes to tick.