Several weeks ago, I shared my Mondo Beyondo dream list. I haven’t looked at it since, which I think is a mistake. As a matter of course I’m not the kind of person that subscribes to the notion that it’s within my power to imagine my future and make it happen. But lately it seems that everywhere I turn I’m faced with the idea of naming my dreams, writing them down, and revisiting them often as an important step toward living the life I want to lead. And as I’ve changed, so have my ideas about things, and I find myself more and more willing to believe in dreams, faith and prayer, drawn to a growing trust that they are the key to ongoing change in my life.
I believe this even of the little everyday changes.
So today I’m sharing my Mondo Beyondo dream list for the perfect day. I believe naming it brings me just a little closer to making it happen.
- I start my day early, enjoy a hot coffee and a quiet hour of writing or reading.
- My children and husband wake and we all sit down to breakfast together.
- Jay takes our youngest son to daycare on his way to work, and I walk our oldest to school, chit chatting with him about the day ahead.
- I return to my home office, get comfortable at my desk and enjoy five or six hours of productive professional time.
- By mid-afternoon, I pack it in and set-off to greet my son at school and walk him home. This time together, in the morning and then again in the afternoon, is our opportunity to connect, and be present with just each other.
- My husband comes home late afternoon with our youngest son, the boys play and enjoy each other’s company, while I retire to the kitchen to prepare a healthy family meal.
- After dinner we go for a family walk, swim or bike ride.
- We tuck the boys into bed, read stories and reflect on our days.
- Once the children are comfortable in their beds, my husband and I gather on our front porch, our hands circling vibrant glasses of red wine, to talk about our days or whatever else comes to mind. We do this free of outside distraction or pressure.
- I finish the evening by tidying up and preparing and packing lunches for the next day. Finally we snuggle into bed for an hour or two of reading, or a short meditation.
It’s a simple dream, the life I long to sink into, focused primarily on family, a slower pace and stretches of time to regenerate and renew.
If you’d like to learn more about Mondo Beyondo dreaming, I highly recommend you consider participating in a Mondo Beyondo online class about dreaming big. I’m not overstating when I say that it changed my life.