Big Dreams Welcome Here


 “If you don’t have a dream, how can you have a dream come true?” –Jiminy Cricket

It hit me the other day – I’m 40. Okay, it’s been hitting me every day, but you know what I mean.

It’s time to go big or go home.

No more small time dreams for me, friends. No more tailoring my visions of the future into something that seems attainable. No more living life on a small scale.

It’s go time.

I’m dreaming big, now. I got big dreams, and I am putting plans into motion and working towards those dreams, day by day. It’s baby steps, but enough baby steps eventually equal the distance of one giant leap.

I decided to create tangible evidence of my big dream pursuits. Something that says, “Hey! Big Dream! Over here!” So I made a gigantic dreamcatcher, one big enough to capture some of the biggest dreams out there, and I put it on my front door.

Welcome, big dreams! Come on in! Can I offer you a coffee or a glass of wine?
Welcome, big dreams! Come on in! Can I offer you a coffee or a glass of wine?

(I have a very tolerant and supportive husband.)

I cannot tell you how much fun I had making this. I have a tendency to hoard crafting supplies or bits of this and that to be upcycled at a later date. This project (with some additional treasures found at the Long Beach Center For Creative Reuse) was made with all that artful detritus.

I think it fairly screams, “Big dreams welcome here!”

Want to make your own dreamcatcher? Here’s a great tutorial from The Journey Junkie.

Go ahead, I dare. I dare you to dream big. Because what greater joy is there in life besides having that big dream come true?