Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dreams Come True

"No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true." - Cinderella

This week's theme is A Dream Come True. A dream really is a wish your heart makes. But as we all know, you can't just wish your dreams into reality. Which makes them that much sweeter when you achieve them.

I was going to say that my dream that came true was my promotion at work. While that was an awesome and amazing thing, I don't think it qualifies as a "dream" because I still have room to grow in my career. It doesn't feel like I'm living a dream - yet.

So after some thought, I'm going to use a dream that happened more than a year ago but sometimes I still can't believe it actually happened (I know I've mentioned it before). This place that I live in, the one with the WALLS and the TWO BATHROOMS and the FIREPLACE and many other amazing things, it belongs to Hubs and me!!

No one else!

And when we bought our condo, so many others dreams came true with it. Picking out new carpet and taping those little paint cards on the wall to figure out what color to paint. AND THE WASHER/DRYER! No more community laundry where people steal your clothes and you try not to think about their underwear tumbling in that same machine. (I am a bit of a germaphobe. Please don't ask me to house sit so I have to sleep in your bed - no offense!)

The dream that came true for me was buying a condo and turning it into a home.

And even though we will eventually buy a house with a yard and get a dog (a future dream), I'm not in a hurry. I can see us living here for a solid few years. And considering that a couple of years ago I thought home ownership was so far out of reach, I'm living the dream right now.

What dreams (even small ones) have you achieved?

P.S. - A very small dream will be coming true soon! Ever since my birthday in September, I've been dying to go to Disneyland but the Pirates ride was closed and then I wanted everything to be back to normal after Christmas. So now we finally get to go!! Yay!!

6 comments:

L. T. Host said...

YAY DREAMS!!! I'm so happy you guys still love your condo so much, and I'm so glad we took a chance on it :)

For the record, I love your condo, too-- because it IS all yours. There's no better feeling :)

Stephanie Thornton said...

I love Disneyland! (And Pirates is one of the best rides.)

Owning your own home is a wonderful feeling. Congratulations!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Awww, I miss Disneyland! Hope you guys have a fabulous time. Dreams coming true are awesome, but Disneyland just adds that extra (dreamy sigh) sparkle. *o*

Anita Saxena said...

Congratulations on owning your own place! I've been quite happy about achieving my dream of daily balance, in which I have time for writing and real life stuff every day. Hey, like you said, got to appreciate the little things.

Taryn Tyler said...

Yay! That sounds like a pretty amazing dream to me :) I'm so glad you have a home that you can really love.

And disneyland. That's never a bad idea.

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

You guys make me feel all warm and fuzzy!! Thank you <3.

Anita - Daily balance is such a delicate thing. That's awesome that you found it. I really need to strive for that too. Right now I work all day and then get too tired to do anything besides watch TV with hubs. I need to make time for writing and exercise and then I'll be balance :).