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Make Some Version of Your Dreams a Reality

​Life is too short to be limited by ‘pie in the sky’ dreams. Do what you can to make some version of those dreams a reality.

I may never compose poetry while walking through a protected English or Irish bluebell woodland, but I can, and have, trekked through the muddy Missouri river bottoms to see the first Virginia bluebells blossom on the ravines (see featured post photo).

I may never make it to Thailand, but yesterday I bought tickets for my first floating lantern festival and now a version of that magical dream will hopefully become a reality this fall (weather permitting).

I may never stroll through lavender fields at dawn somewhere in Provence, but I could make plans to drive 2-3 hours from where I live and tour a local(ish) lavender farm.

I may never attend the Kentucky Derby in a frilly hat, but I could spend a day down at the local track and bet on my favorites. And yes, wear a silly hat if I wanted to.

The list goes on…

How can you embrace your dreams and make some version of them a reality? I’m beginning to think that at the end of my life, I’d rather have #ExperiencesNotStuff

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has two decades of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at

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