Are Your Priorities Keeping You From Your Dream Life?

At school the other day, we were told to take a sticky note, and write down the biggest dream you have in life. The BIGGEST.

At first I thought it would be hard, and then I realized I had my answer. I dream of being a rockstar wife and mom. I dream of being the kind of wife and mom I have always imagined myself being. Because it only took a few weeks of being married to realize this idea that I would be the perfect wife, was flawed. And I decided that if I couldn't be the perfect wife now, I would at least be a wife that works on that every single day.

Later that day I made a list of the things I needed to do that night: answer emails, write my missionary sister, plan a Sunday dinner, write my husband a love note, workout, and shower. Then I prioritized. When sitting there I realized that if I wanted to be that rockstar of a wife and mom one day, I needed to make those things that will get me there my TOP priority. So #1 on my to-do list was to write Colten a love note.

The next day I realized my #1 and #2 priorities were the ONLY things I didn't complete on my to do list. The way I have been living isn't consistent with the way I want my future to look. So I've been trying to change that.

Are YOUR priorities keeping you from your dream life? They were keeping me from mine. Now I take a look at my to-do list and realize that some things absolutely don't have to be done, but the things that lead me to my biggest dream do. They matter most to me, and I'm trying to spend my time doing the things that are consistent with my biggest dream.

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~*Night Owl*~ said...

That's what I want. I want to be a wife to my sweetie and be a mom to my own healthy beautiful kid.

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

Great post, that is a really awesome idea and I am going to write my dream on a sticky note and post it somewhere front and center!

Hanna Lei said...

That's so true, I need to focus more on my dreams too. -Hanna Lei

Mindy said...

I think a lack of husband is keeping me from my priorities ... But I could be wrong? ;) Maybe my priorities should be: look into a mail order group, online dating and bar hopping. ;)

The Rachael Way said...

I LOVE this post. Friend, you always inspire me!
Also you are so cute in that hat.