Living The Dream.

When we see someone with tons of selfies taken at exotic beach resorts, 6 bedroom mansion, thriving businesses we wish we had, toned biceps or whatever it is that makes us think of them more highly than we think of ourselves, we tend to say “wow that person is living the dream”. Are they? Whose dream is it anyway? 
How many of us can actually say that to ourselves today? That we’re “living the dream”? 

A few years ago, when I graduated from college in Sydney, “The Dream” meant to be moving to New York to become a journalist who travels the world to make indie movies while dating a really wealthy, handsome tatted man who is a man of faith (I’ve always found them more attractive) but also very artsy and cool, probably of mixed race too. Haha.

But today, at 26 years of age, my dreams have evolved.


What happened? Did I choose to settle for less than “The Dream” at one point in my early twenties? 

Did I make poor choices that hindered me from getting to “The Dream”? 

Maybe. Because I must admit thay if I had spent more time working, saving money, and building connection with the right people in Sydney, I might have gotten a scholarship to New York. If I had not spent too much time getting high and dating, I might have had time to focus on making movies that make it to indie film festivals —— oh the list goes on!

But in the midst of all of those poor choices and their consequences, and broken dreams, God made something good out of me. I found Mr.Man, gave birth to little J and now my life has drastically changed. It’s up to me to get stuck in regrets of not achieving “The Dream” or to be grateful for what I have now and even better…To dream new dreams!!

So today, here and now, “The Dream” for me means nothing more than to raise a Godly family, to inspire other women and young people through anything from writing to volunteering, and just to stay healthy spiritually, mentally, physically, as well as financially. And oh, to live here in America for good πŸ™‚ 

Wait, whaaat? That’s all? That’s the dream? The 21-year-old me would probably think I’m lame and boring if she reads this. But screw her! She doesn’t know what she’s talking about! Hahaha…

But yeah, the point is, if you ask me of whether am I living “The Dream”? I sure and thankfully am. 

And I think in 5 years, when I turn 31, my dreams would have been evolved as well, in conjunction with the season of life that I’d be in, what I’ve learned in life up to that point, and the resources I’d have! Maybe I’d have enough money to start a business, and that’d be my dream then. Maybe Mr.Man would be assigned to work in London (he talks about it all the time, it might come true, who knows) by then, maybe I’d be running for president! Okay no, definitely no hahaha. But you get the idea right? 

Anyway, my Birthday and Mother’s Day weekend is here!  Let the celebrations begin! 

4 responses to “Living The Dream.”

  1. Dear : Ka debβ™‘
    Kayaknya gak cukup ngucapin di instagram doang ya..
    Joyeux anniversaire lagi kaka!!been one of your faithful readers since 2012 when i started dating my Man. Hehe ( abis lulus SMA sampai sekarang )
    *sempet jadi stalker ulung kaka juga- scrolling ampe bawah2 dan nyempetin baca blogspot kaka juga! Haha (parah ya) dan aku nggak berhenti baca blog kaka ever since! ( maaf campur2 nggak jelas gini bahasanya) hehe
    Karena baca blog kaka aku juga jadi mulai berani nulis dikit2 dan mulai ngembangin mimpi dan passion aku di nulis,fashion dan photography juga! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ dan gak lupa juga nulis tentang betapa kerennya Tuhan kita! Hehe
    *katanya orang yang bijak itu belajar dari pengalamannya di masa lalunya, tapi menurut aku yg paling bijak adalah belajar dari pengalaman orang lain dan aku belajar banyaaaaaaak dari hal2 keren yang udah kaka dan Kak Mr.Ma lalui selama ini! Tuhan keren banget dalam hidup kalian. Juga aku. Haha
    Tetep nulis dan tetep menjadi inspirasi ya kak. i’m 21 tho. Hehe
    Ahh banyak lah alasan yang bikin aku jadi fans ulung kaka ! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
    Aku sangat teramat diberkati dengan tulisan2 kaka!
    semoga kapan pas ada kesempatan pengen banget mampir ke Dallas ( sampai ke bawa mimpi loh! – norak banget yak?πŸ˜… )
    Ah! Pokoknya selamat ulang tahun kaka!!!!
    Gbu!!! Can’t wait to meet you someday!
    From: debora restu putri -Bandung


    • Oh wow! This means a lot!! You could have emailed me, girl! We could talk some more! I’d like to know more about you and your writing 😊 hit me up on my email okay? So glad to know that there are still young women out there who are good at what they do and still loving God 😊 much love dari Dallas! Kesini ya one day! Harus!


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