Well, I have been working on my new years resolutions and reflecting on 2014. I realized that my 2014 year was full of development, dreaming and thinking. All in all, I was stuck in my head and my heart last year. I went through 4 jobs and re-started school. Amongst all of that I had to rediscover my fitness, my passions and my drive.
Now, what I learned about last yr is that dreaming is awesome. It is a great way to manifest our true passions; to visualize what we want our lives to be like. I did a lot of that last year! I realized I wanted to live a more, Homemade Life, where I relied on myself for the things I needed like: bread, pasta sauce, cleaning products. I wanted to get rid of as many if not all chemicals in my life. I also wanted to start to create a life where I did not need a vacation from it.
However, this year (well kinda towards the end of last yr) I realized that dreaming is not all it is cracked up to be. We can dream of perfection; but lets face it life is not perfect. I learned we need to DO more and, well, NOT dream so much.
It is time for those pesky resolutions. Now, I usually do not make any; I choose to simply continue working towards my goals and ideals. Someone of you though probably LOVE to make a resolution… THAT IS AWESOME. I highly encourage you to do so! I want to encourage you to make small resolutions however and pair them up with DOING/ACTION.
You can dream all you want but when you do not act upon it, it does no good! For instance, I dreamt of exactly how I wanted this website to be for the longest time last yr; but I was to scared and to much of a perfectionist to actually put my dreams in action. I chose to give that up this year. This website is far from begin where I want it to be, but it dawned on me that in order for my website (and youtube channel) to be what I wanted it to be I needed to start doing more! So, I have started to do little things: write a blog post, link some website, outline my next youtube video. Now, let me tell you since I chose to give up perfection, I could not have felt freer. I am gonna make mistakes and I am gonna have to learn along the way but I can not grow and learn if I do not just START!
I want to encourage all of you to start doing! If you want to write? write for 30 minutes a day. Do you want to run? Run a mile every other day. Do you want to start a homestead of your own? Well follow my website and youtube channel… No ;) just start taking small steps and do not fret over getting it all perfect or all in order right away… JUST START!
Alright, its been a blast! I want to hear how you guys get to STARTING… leave comments below or reach out over social media!
Here's to doing more than dreaming <3
Author: Courtney Rasbach
Courtney loves God, nature, horses, homemaking, essential oils, herbs, Yoga, and Natural horsemanship. Learn more about the author in her Bio section.
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