I will let you in on a secret about my big dream. I had an epiphany last year when the film Romancing the Stone came on my tellybox… don’t worry, my big dream isn’t to get involved with Michael Douglas. The scene that spoke to me was at the beginning of the film, where Joan Wilder finishes her latest romantic novel, making herself cry with the power of her own work, and then lights a fire and some candles and has a drink with her cat in her chaotic flat to celebrate. I thought “YES! That is what I want!”
Okay, it was an unlikely source of inspiration, but what resonated was the vision of a place of my own, full of all my own kitsch chaos, a space to write, to adore what I am writing, to finish it, to drink and of course, to share it all with a cat.
Fear not, fellow daydreamer, I did not base my entire big dream or make any major life changes on a classic 80s rom-com. It just made me start to think from a slightly different angle about what I wanted from my life. The only certainty was the writing and the cat.
It was some time later when I started think more seriously about making major changes in all areas of my life – in love, at home and at work.
As of today I am not working full time. I do not have a mortgage and I have moved in with my parents. Although part of my dream is being a fiercely independent lady, I know I need support and help along the way and that will come in different forms.
My big dream (in case you haven’t guessed) is basically to be a full time writer and cat lady, but there are many smaller daydreams, plots and plans within that. I have a picture in my head of my ideal surroundings, the kind of work I will be doing and the amazing people I will be spending time with. This has come from a lot of reflection and general daydreaming, doing some forward-planning activities, e-classes, having some insightful coaching sessions and doing lots of personal development work.
Day to day, I read a lot. Books and blogs are my go-to tools to inspire me to put ideas into action. I am one of those people that like to learn and get excited about going to training courses and conferences, so I also invest my time and money in classes and events that feel like they will move me forward.
My friend Sarah Starrs writes one of my favourite blogs to read when I need a supportive kick up the arse (a big hell yes to punk rock personal development) and she has just announced her 8 week e-course The Daydream Revolution. I like daydreaming and could do with something revolutionary, so I signed up immediately!
I am going to use the course to firm up my action plan, stay motivated, really get the most out of Sarah’s expertise and enthusiasm and hopefully connect with some awesome daydreaming comrades. One of the things that sold this course to me, is that it covers how to afford your dream. As a compulsive spender, I like to focus my purchases on things that are actually going to take me closer to my big dream and create the life I want! Things like this e-course!
I am so excited to get the revolution started on 5 October! If you are working on a big dream and want to join us, you have until 4 October to sign up. It costs $147 (which is about £95 in GBP) and you can sign up by putting a fist in the air and using your other hand to click here: Join the Daydream Revolution!
I am an affiliate for Sarah Starrs because she is amazing! This means if you sign up to The Daydream Revolution through the link on this website, I will receive a small commission. But in case you’re wondering, I paid for my place on the course myself.