Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Dream Is Free



Stated for all in my household to see, this announcement board hangs in my kitchen.  Sometimes it contains something silly and sometimes it is serious.  

Today it is serious.  

Often we have a dream, do we not?  I have plenty, but having the motivation to bring your dream to reality is another matter entirely.  

Growing up an Air Force Brat, I came here to Kentucky each summer to spend time with family.  Staying at my Grannie Lucille's farm made me want one of my own.  I can't say it was one particular thing that intrigued me.  Possibly, it was the whole lifestyle.  The quiet, the creek, the cows, and just maybe how different it was from my own life made it so desirable.    

And, so here I am, living on a farm in Kentucky.  

Not perfect, but always interesting.  

Tell me friends, what is your dream come to fruition?  


36 comments:

  1. very sweet, michelle.

    mine was to live on acreage, have dogs and horses. didn't know it would be in texas, but here i am.

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  2. My dream was always to retire and live at the cabin. However, as dreams go, some do not make it. It's a nice cabin but without the conveniences we're accustomed to. I don't mind ' roughing it ' but I do mind freezing my butt off using an outhouse...so, the hunters are happy, I'm still dreaming. Anyone got a spare 30 grand lying around...? that's what it would cost to run the electricity.
    Life is a Challenge Sometimes

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  3. I holidayed with my uncle and aunt at Underbank their farm and for some time I wanted to live on a farm but I married a chap from the country and all he wanted was to live in the city. By this time I grew to love my city too so here I stayed, but I have enough land for a garden so I'm happy.
    Merle....................

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  4. It's wonderful that your dream has come true, Michelle!

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  5. I dreamed of finding peace and some distance from the hustle and bustle of life in the city. I had to wait until I retired, but, as they saying goes: Better late than never.

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  6. i've done the acreage thing twice, once when we left san diego, had almost 200 acres...made our 10 acres here seem small lol...now i just want another old house in a downtown i have all picked out...an acre would be plenty for us now! i have an area i love that is lined with old houses! that's my dream now! i love that you are living yours! and i love that message board...where did you get it?

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  7. To live slightly off the grid on a small farm too.

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  8. Aw I so know that feeling of going to the farm for the Summes and moving all around as an AFB till I graduated .
    Now I live on the farm I use to visit :)

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  9. Though we do not live in a big city......I still long to live way out in the country!

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  10. I'm happy for you. Your dream seems to be fulfilled and I have no doubt that the hustle is being well earned. Me? I have been very lucky and live a good life. There is no room for dreams.

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  11. My dream is the same as yours.. living on my own farm.. albeit in Oregon and not Oklahoma where we're from and where my parents grew up during the depression on farms. I'm happy to be here. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. Hi lovely lady.
    So happy your dream has come true of you!! I always have loved old farm houses as a kid growing up. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new post ' the Guys." I hope you and your family have a wonderful week.
    xxoo
    Diane

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  13. I am still following my dreams and go where the path takes me....

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  14. Mine was to move to Santa Fe and here I am. Working on a new one and I will fill you all in if it come true.

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  15. Being able to go to Quimper whenever I please. :-)

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  16. What a wonderful dream. It's so often those early experiences that have the most impact on your dreams. Glad that your dream came true - I still have many dreams - life is just not long enough, but many have come true. - Karen

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  17. When I was about 10 I told my mother I wanted to grow up to write for the local newspaper. And that's exactly what I did.

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  18. Living in the country, being a Mom and wife...living that dream and truly blessed.

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  19. My dream was to live in Arizona which I did for a couple of decades, until the city grew too large to enjoy. Now I am in the country and sometimes it is too quiet... guess hubby and I just have itchy feet and enjoy moving around. xox

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  20. I'm living it, with a few exceptions. MY biggest dream has always been to live out in the country- and sometimes I take it for granted. I also have always wanted to travel, because I was raised in the military and we never stayed put. It is strange to think I have stayed in the same spot for the last 37 years.

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  21. Hmmm, there's so much I could write... but a new page turned in life recently to being retired, and the open possibilities of it all....

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  22. Awesome sign! My dream was to live in the country with a bunch of animals, and here we are :)

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  23. I like the idea of a message board . . .
    I'm the lucky one - I had a dream life of my own inventing. Then I had a life altering challenge - and so - i get to redefine - a "Do-Over" - it's taking me awhile to bring my thinking 'up to speed" - BUT, I'm having fun in the process . . . . I'll get back to you with "prize in hand" - (I may already have "it" - whatever "it" turns out to be . . this century . . giggle)

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  24. As a fellow Air Force brat, I spent a lot of time moving around, so now I am grateful for feeling at home.

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  25. My dream is slowly turning into a nightmare: living in a town center was good because I am able to walk to work, I can do without a car and almost everything is, or better was, within walking distance. After a few years the same place is slowly turning in a ghost town of sort, with shops closing for good and attracting the kind of dwellers you tend to avoid at night. I need quickly another dream, maybe a suburban one...

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  26. A quieter house... SOMEDAY!!! I'm one of those fools who look forward to the empty nest syndrome although I know I'll hate it when the house quiets down finally...

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  27. My dream would be living a half year in Finland (some of summer, some of Winter) and the other half here in Denmark .... Happy though that these countries are rather close to one another :)

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  28. It's lovely that you are living your dream and I do love your sign board, lights and all.

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  29. My dream of living my life outside of the city has already come true.

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  30. Oh thank you, Michelle. Many are liking my new short hair. Should have done it long ago. lol

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  31. so happy you are living your dream....my dream was to have all my close family living near by...and they do...another dream is to live on a farm...with my own Tractor....you never know...

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  32. I'm pleased your dream has come true.
    As you say, I also find life interesting but never perfect. A lot of people think I may be living the dream at times but on one of the key points particularly this year, the closer I am to it, the further out of reach it is (linked to comment I made on an earlier one of your posts). I am trying to learn to be content with what I have in the meantime.

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  33. I worked on a similar dream.....and made it come true. Now I am thinking about moving from the prairie to a state forest area, to be near family. I hope this generation realizes we must work hard for "dreams to come true".

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