Dare to Dream Big

I’m a dreamer. Whether that’s one of my good or bad qualities is up to you to decide. I’ve always been a dreamer. This might lead to me getting hurt in the process. I’ve always dared to dream big. But only recently have I realized that dreaming sometimes isn’t enough. You’ve got to dream big, but also actually follow your dreams. 

To me, following your dreams doesn’t mean working day and night to earn a certain amount of money and buy lots of things. Pursuing your goals doesn’t mean being able to afford a designer handbag, next to comfortably living your life. I’m a dreamer – but I’m not stupid. I know money indeed IS the key to happiness. You can argue with me on that one. But if you never had to wonder how you might be able to afford food, you don’t have a say in this discussion. Being poor sucks. And having enough money to live comfortably is one of the cornerstones that you need to plant in order to dream big. However, money isn’t my end goal. To me, following your dreams doesn’t mean marriage, two kids, and a dog. It doesn’t mean owning my own house and driving a fancy car.

With a lot of things changing in my life right now, and me having to deal with criticism and accusations from all over the place, I found out what truly matters to me. I don’t want to adhere to society if that means I’m not happy. I want to live boldly and love loudly. I want to share what makes me happy, and drown myself in the moments that bring me joy. I want to make myself proud, first and foremost.

I live for the moments that make me grin until my cheeks hurt. Those feelings that you want to shout out, for the whole world to hear. The dreams that want to share with everyone you meet. The happiness that makes you forget all your worries, time and space.

My first and only tattoo (so far) says, “Believe in your dream”. And that’s what I’m going to do now. No matter if others do the same or not. Call me dreamer – but I believe that life has great things in mind for each and every single one of us. It is up to us to dig a little deeper and find out what truly matters.

I might be impulsive. I might make mistakes. And yes, I certainly might have my head in the clouds. But I truly think that we are all destined for great things. It’s the sparkle in the eyes of the bold, and the smile on the lips of the dreamers, that drive me forward. I want to be like them. After months of feeling like suffocating, I now finally dared to take the plunge and discover what the universe laid out for me to reach in the future.

It’s passion and hard work that gets you where you want to be. But it’s dreams, that keep us up at night and show us how to reach a place of true and utter happiness.

So, dare to say goodbye to things that hold you down, and step into the big unknown. Take a deep breath and look around. Is this really how you want to live your life? Or is there a goal, embedded deeply into your soul, trying to find its way? It’s up to you whether you decide to dream big and pursue your goals. So be bold. Dare to be different. Love loudly and embrace any chance you get. We never know where life will lead us. But it certainly is up to us whether we dream big and pursue those dreams or not.

WHAT I’M WEARING: Kapten & Son Sunnies*, H&M Gingham Dress (similar), Zara Leather Jacket (similar), Only Pants (similar), Converse Shoes, H&M Bag;

What do you think about dreaming big? Are you a dreamer or more of a pragmatic person?

 

27 Comments

  1. 16th April 2017 / 9:16 am

    Ich finde es so schön und wichtig zu träumen! Gerade gestern habe ich darüber nachgedacht, wie wichtig es ist Träume und vielleicht auf etwas “unrealistische” Ziele im Leben zu haben. Erst dann kann man leben, ist motiviert und greift sozusagen nach den “Sternen”. Und das find ich schön :))

    Alles Liebe, Mimi | http://mimilooves.blogspot.co.at

    • 16th April 2017 / 7:26 pm

      Oh Mimi, danke dir! Ich seh das genauso :)

  2. 16th April 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Deine Sunday Chats sind und bleiben einfach meine liebsten Beiträge auf dem Blog. Vor ca. einem Jahr habe ich realisiert, dass ich keines meiner Ziele oder Träume je in die Realität umgesetzt habe. Daraufhin habe ich begonnen, gezielt in Richtung dieser Träume zu arbeiten und nicht nach Ausreden zu suchen bzw. mich von kleinen Hindernissen abhalten zu lassen. Und so habe ich es meiner Meinung nach inzwischen auch geschafft, mein wirkliches Selbst zu sein und echtes Selbstbewusstsein zu erlangen. Also kann ich dir nur sagen “You go girl”, du bist auf dem richtigen Weg :)

    Alles Liebe

    Anna Christina
    https://dailydoseofhappiness2016.wordpress.com

    • 16th April 2017 / 7:26 pm

      Oh vielen lieben Dank das freut mich total. Ich schreibe die Sunday Chats auch am liebsten, muss ich ehrlich gestehen! Freut mich wenn sie gut ankommen.
      Das hört sich fantastisch an Anna x

  3. 16th April 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I couldn’t have said it better myself! Yes, we need money to live comfortable but I do think there is something more to life too. I’ve been following my heart and pursuing my goals lately, and it’s made me so much happier. Pursuing something that gives you purpose really is life changing. Your optimistic outlook is so inspiring! I hope you have a lovely Sunday xx

    http://mylovelierdays.com

    • 16th April 2017 / 7:25 pm

      Couldn’t agree more with what you’re saying! Have a good start into the new week Diana x

  4. 17th April 2017 / 9:46 am

    This is such a motivational post! I wish you all the best in achieving your dreams, I’ve still yet to discover what mine are but I’m working hard on figuring that out.

    • 17th April 2017 / 9:51 am

      Thank you so much Lizzie. All the best to you too x

  5. 17th April 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Der Beitrag spricht mich grad soooo an – ich muss nämlich auch grad ein bisschen realisieren, dass es nicht nur reicht zu träumen, sondern man auch hart dafür arbeiten muss. Und sehr toll geschrieben :)
    Übrigens bin ich auch ein Träumer – ich hänge so gene meinen Gedanken nach und male mir irgendwelche Sachen aus :) Und solang mans niht ünertreibt würd ich das schon als gute Eigenschaft bezeichen.

    Alles Liebe
    Valentina :)

    • 19th April 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Oooh vielen lieben Dank Valentina. Das freut mich so unheimlich zu hören. Meiner Meinung nach ist es definitiv eine der besten Eigenschaften – wobei einige meiner besten Freunde ziemlich pragmatisch sind und ich das so cool finde haha x

      • 22nd April 2017 / 1:03 pm

        Ja stimmt, ich finde pragmatisch sein vor allem oft sehr praktisch :) Aber eigentlich schließen sich die beiden Eigenschaften ja nicht aus, also zum Beispiel wenn es um Entscheidungen teffen geht bin ich (denke ich) auch eher pragmatisch :)

  6. 17th April 2017 / 8:02 pm

    der beitrag ist so wundervoll geschrieben und ich glaube du hast damit sehr viele erreicht.
    auch ich bin aktuell in der Phase amtraum zu ARBEITEN.
    wundervoll und auch dein look ist der hammer.

    alles Liebe deine AMELY ROSE

    • 19th April 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Oh vielen lieben Dank Amely x

  7. Elo Cupcake
    17th April 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I recognize myself so much in that article and I’m sure I’m not the only one, you said out loud what people have in mind :)
    Lovely outfit by the way ♡

    The Little Fashionette

    • 19th April 2017 / 4:20 pm

      That’s great to hear! Thank you so much x

  8. 17th April 2017 / 10:48 pm

    A woman after my own heart. Dreaming is the key to living!

    • 19th April 2017 / 4:19 pm

      True that Natalie x

  9. 17th April 2017 / 11:12 pm

    I love this post as it’s so easy to stay comfortable rather than chasing your dreams. I think you do need money to some degree but I have seen people rise from nothing. I think it’s important to do things that make you happy. Love the gingham dress in the post too.
    Jaz
    Xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    • 19th April 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Thanks a lot Jasmine – absolutely agree with you x

  10. 18th April 2017 / 3:52 am

    YES YES and YES to everything in this blogpost!!! One of the hashtags that I use a lot is ‘DreamBig’! Love it so much!

    And have you heard of the joke: whoever said that money doesn’t buy happiness has never been poor. haha

    I agree with you, fulfilling your dreams is really important but it’s unfortunate that we sometimes have to be realistic about life obligations (i.e. food on the table) – I work full time and have my blog on the side and am working towards blogging full time!

    http://www.elleisforlove.com

    • 19th April 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Haha but that is so true – isn’t it? If you always have enough money to live comfortably it’s easy to take upon the stance that money isn’t *that* important.
      Thank you so much for the kind words Seppy!

    • 19th April 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks a lot Vivian x

  11. 18th April 2017 / 5:32 pm

    YES to this post lady! It absolutely hit home for me; I’ve always been a dreamer and it’s something I’m proud of! I remember a girl at uni before saying that dreamers don’t get anyway as they aren’t practical but I couldn’t disagree anymore – it’s my dreams that inspire me to be a better person, to travel the world and do a job that I love. Life without dreams is a dull life to lead I say, here’s to being dreamers lovely lady!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • 19th April 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Absolutely agree with you Hayley. Dreaming definitely isn’t a bad thing – it gives us purpose and direction. Have a good week babe x

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