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Feels so close it’s like i can just reach
I can feel my dreams
I’m moving closer to my dreams
I’m moving higher and higher

I’ve always had a vivid imagination. When I was younger, I would write stories with characters doing things that were way beyond the what my 11 or 12 year old mind should be able to conceive. Now mind you, I was an 80s kid. You know back in the day when kids were actually kids. Anywho, even back then, I was always able to conceive of what my future might look like. It always felt like something so far away, but it was real….down to the most minute details.

I guess I’ve always taken this gift of imagination for granted. Until recently, I’ve never realized that it’s a gift to be able to paint a vivid portrait of how I see my future. A friend and I formed a goal setting group some months ago and are in the process of writing our five year plans. Part of the exercise was to write a vision statement, a detailed description of how we saw our lives on a particular day five years from now.

I dashed this off in less than 10 minutes, although I can’t say I spend a lot of time thinking about it now or in the past for that matter. It’s just something I know. I know what I want my ideal work day to look like, the extracurricular activities I want to fill up my free time, what my relationship status will be like….it’s all about the vision. If you can envision it, you can create it and make it happen.

Everyone doesn’t have the ability to create that vision in their minds or they think that what they envision is so unrealistic that they won’t let themselves see it. Well why not? I envision myself only working three days out of the week….and when I say working, I don’t mean punching anybody’s clock. I imagine my husband and I picking up and going on long vacations whenever we damn well please. Who’s to say that can’t happen? I’m only limited by my imagination and what I am able to dream.