Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade? It’s not really something I’ve ever thought about before but as I was stood cooking a yummy dinner from scratch earlier and dancing around the kitchen to music from the 60’s in the apron I’ve had for years (it totally doesn’t fit me anymore!) I came to the conclusion that I was born 50 years too late! But rather than wallowing in something I can do absolutely nothing about I’ve decided to think about other things. Life is pretty beautiful after all!
Now I’m not an ambitious person in any way, I’m totally not career driven but that doesn’t mean I don’t have dreams and it doesn’t mean that I want to sit on my bum for the rest of my life doing nothing! Lazy days every so often are lovely, but having a lazy day everyday would be terrible! It doesn’t make anyone any less of a person if they don’t want children or if they don’t want a high flying career. Everyone is different and I think some are often too quick to pass judgement on other people’s decisions. Life would be so boring if we were all the same.
In a perfect world I would love to be able to work entirely from home. I’ve been thinking about attempting to venture into jewellery making for probably about a year now and last week I finally decided that I’m going to give it a go. You never know if you don’t try, right? I’m not expecting it to take off and pay all of the bills forever and ever but I do know that it’ll be something I’ll enjoy doing and I think that’s the most important thing. If I sell a couple of things then that would be incredible & if not then I’ll just have a super lovely jewellery collection all to myself! If I fail then I fail, at least I can say that I tried. No one likes being disappointed, but at the same time I don’t think anyone should be held back by things that might go wrong.
I would also like to do something related to photography. The big money in photography isn’t made in the types of photographs that I like to take, but that’s okay with me. Maybe one day people might like to purchase some prints of mine, or perhaps I could make greetings cards and gift tags using my pictures. I’m not sure but I guess time will tell. My boyfriend is a wonderful photographer, all of the images I’ve used in this post are his & he inspires me so much so I’d love for us to do something photography related together one day. I’m in the process of setting up a joint flickr account for us because we first met and started talking through Flickr over three years ago so I thought it would be lovely (and you know, a little cheesy) to document the first year that we actually get to be properly together there. We’ve been in a long distance relationship for the vast majority of the almost three years that we’ve been a couple and I’m very much looking forward to the day when we won’t have to say goodbye anymore. I’ve told him that he’s pretty much stuck with me forever now and he said that that’s okay with him! Long distance relationships can work, I promise!
I’ve never been particularly maternal, I’ve never been around babies before and to be honest I’m still not a massive fan of other people’s children especially when they’re screaming on the bus or running around in the supermarket. But, I have been assured that when it’s your own child it’s all different and I believe that. Maybe it’s something to do with meeting the right person, I have no idea and I can’t say I’m all that crazy about the whole birth process, but in it’s own, very special, way I'm sure it’s a beautiful thing and I’m positive it’d be entirely worth it in the end.
Before my boyfriend and I even properly discuss having a baby (there definitely won’t be any sailorbabies any time soon!) there are a lot of things I’d like to do. I would absolutely love to own a cute little cottage in the countryside with a pretty garden covered with flowers in every colour you can think of. My boyfriend has just bought his first house and I’m so incredibly proud of him for that but it will always just be his house. I’m sure I’ll do a very good job of introducing girlie touches however – I totally want one of these in the kitchen but I don’t think he’s overly keen & I just can’t see why! I have no doubt that we will move in the future to a house that’s ours but there’s no rush. For now I’m content with being with him & hopefully adopting a little doggy sometime soon! Ralphie isn’t going to be left out, I want to get him a hutch very much like this one and I just know he’ll love being able to hop up and down the little ladder! He’s only a tiny bunny so he’ll be living in a mansion & after thoroughly bunny proofing the living room I’d love for him to be able to hop around to his hearts content!
So I guess main dream in life is to have my very own little family! I’d like to get married and live in a cute little country cottage with some cute animals, grow flowers in the garden and have a baby. I’d love to make & sell jewellery, go on lots of photo adventures with my future family and spend the evenings cooking yummy food and baking an array of cookies and cakes. Honestly if you told me a year ago that this would be my dream I’d have said you were being silly but it’s funny how your way of thinking can change so dramatically when you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now all I've got to do is figure out a way to get there!
Whether you have little dreams, big dreams or a combination of both, please follow them & don't let other people's opinions affect what you really want! Life is far too short to have too many what if’s…