Here's To The Ones Who Dream

Sweater: Old
Skirt: Thrifted 
Jacket: c/o Madewell
Socks: Forever 21
Shoes: Old
Purse: Vintage Coach 

I have always considered myself to be a dreamer, whether that was having different small businesses throughout the years, ideas for creative projects, everyday daydreams, or visions for my future. With that being said it is no surprise that the song Mia sings for her audition quickly became one of my favorites from the LaLa Land Soundtrack! I love what she says when singing: 

Here's to the ones who dream. As foolish as it may seem. Here's to the hearts that ache. Here's to the mess we made. 

 I think this is a message we can all learn a lot from, because it tells the story of a woman who had dreams and took risks. The things she wanted out of life might have seemed foolish to many people, but she did them anyway because that was what she loved. Our dreams sometimes might cause us heartache, or stress, and sometimes (most of the time) we make messes and even fail.....but that's all part of living your dreams. 

So what are your dreams? What do you love to do? What are your hobbies? 

A day or two ago I had someone tell me "you are just so active in everything!" and when I asked them what they meant by that they said "well...literally you're a blogger, photographer and future author, so basically super human." and if you know me and my struggle with compliments you know I was trying hard to figure out how to respond to that, so I just said "It's just the things God has given me a passion for." However, that got me to thinking about what I love and I realized that if someone were to ask me what I like to do or what my hobbies are it would probably take me a good five minutes to list and explain them all because I truly do LOVE so many things and have so MANY dreams because of that......but with that being said I don't consider myself a "super human" because of my interests, I just consider myself to be an ordinary human whom God gave a mind and heart to dream.  

Thus, even if you don't have a list of hobbies or interests, the things you do love are there because you are passionate about them, and the things we are passionate about very easily become our dreams. For some of us those passions manifest themselves in many dreams and others manifest themselves in one incredible dream to marvel at. 

So wherever you are and whatever you love, DREAM, let people think you are foolish and make messes because that is what it means to live fully alive! I think N.D. Wilson say's it so perfectly when he wrote 
Do your best. Live. Create. Fail

P.S. Also just realized how New Darlings this look seems to be which makes me so happy, because Christina's fabulous braids always inspire me! 

-Madison 

6 comments

  1. You have several of the same hobbies as I do! Photography especially, and blogging has become a recent love for me as well. Loved the post. :)

    Hadassah

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  2. Such a great topic! To dream to me is setting goals, things you want to accomplish. I have several hobbies: making cross stitch from 2 photos of my son's, making hot pads and rag rugs from old clothing, making baskets, making quilts, tatting, knitting dishcloths, creating cards with a cricut. Walking in the woods and spending time with family is very important to me. If you try you can do just about anything you dream of. So don't worry just try! This was fun:) Stephanie

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  3. You hair is so cute !! I love how you styled that denim jacket with the skirt and socks with the booties!! I am totally going to try that once the weather warms up
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  4. That skirt is lovely.
    Marilyn

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