I don't know about you, but I dream a lot. Dreams are what push me to keep going all day every single day. Sometimes my dreams are unrealistic and sometimes they are achievable. Sometimes they last 5 minutes and sometimes they last 5 years. My dreams vary from occupational, additions to our farm, ideas for the house and what I want to try making for dinner that evening.
One thing I learned is that it can be scary to share your dreams with others.
Another thing I've learned about dreams is that they can easily be crushed. When your dreams are crushed, it's much harder to want to make your dreams come true. You question whether or not you're dreaming the right dreams.
No one likes a dream crusher.
At one point in my life, I was probably a dream crusher. I was more of a realist. I was that friend who was always bringing up reality checks with my other friends. Don't you think he's a little too old for you? Are you sure you can afford that? Do you really need to get married this soon? You're going to get bored with that down the road and move on to something else. Why would you want to do that?
I loathe dream crushers. I loathe the fact that I once was a dream crusher.
There is a fine line to cross when it comes to not wanting someone to make a mistake and letting them learn from their own mistakes. It's hard. If they're doing innocent dreaming, let them dream. Dreamers usually move on to the next dream anyways.
Life is so much better when you just sit back and let people dream.
It's even more fun when you dream with them together.
I love watching my friends and my family members turn their dreams into reality. Nothing makes me happier.
I have indeed encountered some dream crushers in my life the last few years. Are they realists or are they jealous? Sometimes it's hard to tell. I am so thankful that I have more people to dream with me than I do to crush my dreams. It's hard not to focus on only the crushers at times.
My husband, my family and most of my friends have been more supportive with some of my dreams as of late than I could ever imagine.
Marrying a farmer has taught me that dreaming is okay. Agriculture and technology is constantly growing and changing. There's always something to read and dream about. I've become comfortable with the fact that most of our life is going to be composed of dreaming but respectively, we've had a lot of dreams come true as well. I can't complain.
I am going through a period in my life where I am dreaming more than usual lately and there's nothing better than having someone by your side dreaming with you. So thank you, friends. Thank you, family. For dreaming with me and turning my dreams into reality.