When Kate sent out the email about our new focus/topic for this month it excited me so much. She gave the idea of telling our dreams and our resolutions for this year to go forward with those dreams. Lately, I've found that talking to others about your dreams and hearing theirs is the most inspiring and motivating thing ever. So I'm going to tell you about my dream. And if you want, you can tell me yours. :)
Right now, I am in my junior year of high school and I am getting pretty pumped about graduating in 2018. As of right now, I plan on going to college. Which is crazy for me because all my life I swore I never would, haha! Crazy how the plans and opinions you never thought would change, change, as you get older.
I don't really have an interest in going to a "big" university or even going out of state. I really want to stay local. I have zero desire to move away from the people I love! If I was going to be a doctor or something I would probably consider a bigger college, but I want to go for music.
Music is my life. I know that's a super over-used phrase, but it seriously is. Music is my passion. It has helped pulled me through the darkest times and celebrated with me through the light. It's my favorite hobby. It gives me so much joy. I feel very strongly that this is my calling and I couldn't be happier about it.
I want to make music because I want to be a light in the crack. I want my music to be a bridge between people and God. I want to inspire. I want the feelings and things God is speaking to my heart to flow out and be transformed into a melody that people can sing. This is what I want to do with my life. Music is such an important aspect of society as a whole (like, seriously, think about it.). I want to be a voice. I want to help change lives with music and Jesus.
And in the midst of all this,
I want to get a job at a bookstore or a coffee shop.
I want to hunt murals in cute downtown places.
I want my neck to be sore from carrying my camera around my neck.
I want to stay connected with my friends even though we are already getting pulled apart in all different directions.
I want to have adventures and do things and never sit at home with nothing to do.
I want to go to a ridiculous amount of concerts.
I want to be busy living life to the fullest.
What I will do after college is still a mystery. I'm not looking that far yet. Maybe I'll be married? I don't know. Not too concerned about that. But speaking of marriage here's the next piece to my dream.
I dream of traveling the world with my husband. I've never been one to chase after boys or even have any interest in relationships at all (literally never even been in one and don't plan on it for awhile lol), but a recent experience showed me how beautiful it can be. I have this HUGE dream of touring the U.S. and hopefully some foreign countries as well. I want to see things. I want to see more than just my little town. And I'm too scared to do anything like that alone, so the thought of traveling with the one I love is amazing to me.
And while I'm traveling, I hope I'll at least have my foot in the door with music, and I want to make music along the way. And I mean, who knows, maybe my husband will be a really cute musician himself and we can make music TOGETHER. *brb just picking myself off the floor because of that thought*
I can just taste it.
Traveling in our cozy airstream.
With a folk-rock song playing.
Guitars and uke's set up around me.
Just enjoying each other's company while we explore the most beautiful piece of art made by the most beautiful Artist.
Haha, this my favorite daydream.
And that's as far as I've gotten. And maybe some of these dreams won't happen. Maybe my life will go completely how I didn't plan. But as long as I'm following God and I'm willing to be clay in His hands it will all work out better than I could ever imagine. His ways are higher than mine and I can't wait to see what he does in my future.
And my resolutions for these dreams? Glad you asked.
I'm going to be motivated with school. I'm going to work hard and get *clap* this *clap* done *clap*
I'm going to press on with learning as many instruments as I can and work on perfecting them.
And I'm going to follow Jesus with everything I've got and let Him write my story.
I love you all, and if you read all this you're basically the best <3