Getting lost in thoughts happens to me several times a day. This feels so indulgent and luxurious and most of them are wild fantasies about impossible futures. This kind of day-dreaming is a beautiful creative process of possibility, opening the mind in all directions in the most natural and gentle of ways. It reminds me of that lovely quote by Oscar Wilde "Reach for the moon, you will land above the stars" - it starts with just a little thought - and where is there better to land?
Wherever our daydreams take us, if we can have the time and space to let our mind wander a little (when appropriate I mean, please don't loose your job over it, and look both ways when you cross the street!) - we can expand our horizons. Everything good that happened in my life has started with a little moment of a daydream, a spark that was lit, a thought that was made, that turned into the dream, the action, the work and now, a life I actually like living. Looking back to my twenties to imagine that I would be working as a jewellery designer and silversmith, not to mention a psychotherapist and mother, I would never have imagined (as I stood packed into a crowded tube train in London at 8.00am) that this simpler and more rewarding life (in one of the imagined forms) I now lead would ever become a reality. I would love to go back to that me of twenty years ago and whisper into her ear that its possible - it might have saved me a number of years!
That expression 'dare to dream' is also so pertinent. If you don't dare, it will never happen. So please keep dreaming, and I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours - what are your wildest dreams?
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I'm Kate, a jewellery designer behind @graceandflora, therapist and creative consultant, mentor and coach. I also like to write creative business tips, inspiration and advice
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