I’m 27, married, bought a house, have 3 children. I feel like everything is downhill now. HELP!
It’s amazing to have accomplished the dreams you set for yourself at a young age. How exciting, to have all the things in your life you’ve wanted for as long as you can remember! But now you’re in a place where you feel like there’s nothing else to look forward to. What do you do?
If you don’t have any unfinished dreams or anything to look forward to, you’re not in a good place. You’ve cleared a space in your life to begin dreaming for yourself again–to start discovering the goals and ideas you want to pursue now, in the second half of your life.
In today’s video, I (Leslie) am talking about how to approach dreaming again when all your dreams have already come true.
Women aren’t often encouraged to dream for ourselves, so it can be difficult to give time and thought to the things you want to accomplish. It’s second nature to support our husbands’ or children’s dreams, but when it comes to nurturing ourselves, we’re paralyzed.
Get in touch with your new dreams by reflecting prayerfully upon your life, your passions, and what you feel called to do. Ask God to help you identify the areas of your life where a fresh dream might bloom. Keep a journal, and let yourself dream big. It’s never too late to start, and nothing will energize you quite like a fresh dream–even if it progresses slowly, or its pursuit has to be put on hold for a season.
What are you dreaming about? How did you find a new dream when all your other dreams came true? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!