Updated as of December 2017:
If you have a dream, you have to do more than just think about it. Take at least one small step toward it every day. That’s my philosophy.
I’ve always been one of those folks who researches everything before they do it, or decide to buy something. So, of course, it would take me a long time to figure out what to do with my life. Even now, at age 45, I’m still figuring it out, but I really think I’m getting it now! Luckily for me, I have The Herd to provide me with unconditional support and love (as long as I keep on feeding them!)
This blog is about figuring out what your dreams are, chasing them, making mistakes while chasing them, and learning from the journey. I have dreams of financial independence, living simply, remaining physically fit, and being a greatly contributing member of society. I’ve made what some people might consider to be “mistakes” over the years, but am now choosing to view as “course corrections.” Some choices weren’t the smartest financially, but have taught me about myself and I find that to be extremely valuable in ways that can’t be translated into money.
I am now finding that teaching others has become one of Simple Dreams. To that end, I’m also attempting to use this blog as an educational tool. On my Helpful Books page, you will find book suggestions on a variety of subjects: Humane Education (Animal Issues, Environmental Issues, General Issues), Simple Living and Tiny Homes, Personal Finance, Writing, and my favorite: Inspiration for the Human Race. I’ve added a page on animal protection and welfare groups, with more to come with environmentally-focused groups, inspiring videos, and inspiring stories. There’s also a page called How do I? that is in progress. (I’m super excited to see how that page turns out!)
Figuring out your dreams isn’t easy. Determining how to chase them isn’t easy, especially when there are so many others out there that are afraid for you, or don’t want you to change. It takes a lot of work, internally and externally, as well as motivation, to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. This blog is just one tool that I use to listen to my heart, and I hope it will help you do the same. It is one of my biggest hopes that this blog can help to foster open conversation among you, its readers.
Thank you so much for reading this page, and I hope you will stick around and read more, and if you like what you see, or have a suggestion or comment, please drop me a line!