I’m sitting in the very same garden, on a much more humid and sunny day, when I first grabbed my laptop and decided to start this little blog of mine. It has come a long way from its young and constant evolving days. Two years of learning and being inspired by great bloggers and entrepreneurial, motivating woman making their dreams reality. And just like last year, it completely flew past me that I’ve been using the The Dreamery as my little happy escape, way to write, inspire, and create for two years now.
In two years, not only have I worked on my own to transform the design and content of the blog to reflect my goals, I’ve also worked to create The Dreamery into the business I aspire it to be. They say that your dreams can never become a reality if you don’t work hard towards them, but that also involves voicing your ideas and telling people what you envision. You can’t simply just keep them to yourself, scared that others might not fully understand them, or even worse, doubt yourself and your potential to make them happen.
In the course of the last year, and even in just the last six months, I grew with this little blog of mine. I was never the girl who enjoyed writing, because I found expressing myself simply too complicated. Yet, here I am now missing the days when I sat in the garden and just wrote, letting myself go and sharing my creations, because it just made me feel happier. And that in the small hope, that the simple things that made me happy, and feel whole, could inspire others as well.
When I first began blogging, I’ll admit I shared it with very few people as most just didn’t understand nor cared to. But since then, I’ve learned that the people who truly know me, although don’t necessarily fully understand the blogging world, support me and my ideas, and are genuinely interested. They take initiative to seek my advice or skills, think of ways to further me and my dreams, and really do believe in my services and goals. And there’s not better felling of encouragement than that. I’ve always believed in myself, but I guess I never believed my full potential, and I can admit now that I definitely wasn’t confident in my dreams but this blog changed that for me. I’ve grown with this blog, into someone more sure of their dreams and passions, more proud to voice them and let everyone know, and more sure of the person that I am and want to be. I know what I want to do with my life now, it’s very much possible, just a lot of hard work that excites me in the most positive and motivating way.
I wouldn’t care if no one read this blog, but the fact that so many wonderful bloggers so puts a smile on my face. I can’t wait to share so many more moments in my life and creations, and although having a full-time job has prevented me from sharing as much as I’d like, I’m motivated every day by the amazing bloggers I’ve mentioned before. The ones who have day jobs, successful blogs and numerous side jobs brought from their blogs yet balance it all while still having a fulfilled personal life.
Plus, I’ll also mention that sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. Because like most I hoped to spend my summer days at my own pace, relaxing in the garden, making new recipes, traveling and enjoying the warm weather, but life has thrown me a curveball, or should I say a literal accidental mis-step, because instead of spending the summer being active, I’ll be home taking care of recovering from a knee surgery. I’m very lucky I can walk, and yes I’ve very scared to undergo my first surgery, I’m determined to be in better conditions than I was. I know this will be a long recovery time for me, in which I value the ability of walking and use of my legs so much more. For someone who is constantly active doing things, this will definitely be a challenge for me, but I guess it will also be a time to do all the relaxing and quiet things I’ve wanted to do.
First on the list, finally learn how to play my ukulele, maybe I’ll take up cross stitching again, who knows. Regardless, I’m thankful for the support of my family, friends, love and job. Plus, it will also give me plenty of time to work on ideas to grow The Dreamery even more. I’m still reminiscing over my Rivera Mayan travels, and decided these slightly random pictures taken throughout the week made me smile everyday while I was there, so it was fitting to share them today.