It's okay to dream.


It's okay to dream.

Who doesn't want to be successful? Who doesn't want to be in a position where you can treat yourself and your loved ones to whatever you fancy, whenever you fancy? Who doesn't want to work their butt off to create something that you're so, super proud of? I know I do.

I feel like there's a little bit of a taboo around admitting what you would really, really love your life to look like. All of those dreams that seem a little unreachable. Like wanting to live your life like Blair Waldorf; in a Penthouse on the Upper East Side, with access to all of the designers in the world and summers in Paris. Wouldn't that just be simply fabulous?


I told you, a girl can dream.


Okay, okay, I'll get a little more serious now. Having dreams doesn't mean that you're not grateful and thankful for what you already have. Every day, I sit in my little flat and I feel lucky. I feel lucky to have a fabulous job that I love. I feel lucky to have the best friends and family around me. I feel lucky to have my health and to be totally independent. Because I know that a lot of people don't have any of that, and I will be truly, forever grateful that I am in this position. 

But I still want to push myself. I want to find out what I'm capable of and I want to achieve as much as possible and have something to show for my handwork. And that's totally okay. In fact, I think it's more than okay, it's ambition. 

I'm not going to delve into exactly what I want my life to look like, because I think something like that is a little personal. But my dreams are going to be different to yours, of course they are. That doesn't make either of them any less achievable or 'wrong'. 


But I think we should stop being afraid to admit exactly what it is that we want for fear of what others may think. Who cares what anyone else thinks? This is your life and you should live and dream it however you like it. Right?

Soph

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  1. I couldn't agree more with you, it seems like everyone is scared to admit their real goals. I personally think it takes a whole heap of courage to be able to say what your dreams are truthfully!

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

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  2. I agree with you completely! Like you, I'm grateful for what I have -but that doesn't stop me from dreaming. I don't love my job at the moment, so dreaming about what I'd rather be doing is what helps me reflect about what I really want. It's healthy to dream!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Nothing should ever stop you from dreaming, Jenny! I agree, and it's always good to really figure out what you want. There's no point doing something that you're unhappy with! x

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  3. I totally agree, I think it's important to dream (within reason) as it motivates you to try and achieve it, what have you got to lose! I wish we could all have Blair Waldorf's life though *sob* xo

    Love, Catherine

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    1. It's most definitely motivational! And the feeling you get when you achieve something is amazing! Haha, oh wouldn't that be wonderful! xx

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  4. I totally agree! I do find myself not wanting to think about what I want from life as it seems too big or too ambitious but instead I need to know it's okay to have these dreams, I'll push me to hopefully achieve them one day.

    Dionne xoxo
    www.deedeelouise.com

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    1. I always find that when I start thinking about what I want, it motivates me so much to start working towards it there and then! I hope you achieve whatever you want, Dionne! x

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  5. Hear hear! There's nothing wrong with a dream and aspiring to a dream. Especially when you're also looking at what you do have and appreciating what you've already achieved

    Tori / Tori's World

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    1. Completely agree, Tori! Thank you for reading :) xx

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  6. Completely agree with you, plus it's good to set goals and ambitions, it gives you something to work towards.

    If I'm completely honest, my ultimate dream would be to retire when I'm 35, have a holiday home somewhere warm, and be so comfortable with money that I never have to check my bank balance again. Not completely unrealistic but not completely achieveable either, but hey - like you said, a girl can dream right? xx

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    1. That dream sounds incredible, Eleanor! If you find a way to make that happen, let me know? ;) x

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  7. I LOVE this post! I recently read a book that was all about not being "small" with your dreams and it really struck a chord with me - definitely dreaming about my Upper East Side apartment right now! x
    Sophie Cliff

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    1. Thank you, Sophie! I'm definitely not going to dream small from now on :) x

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  8. Very true and nicely said :)

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  9. Soph, you've done it again! I'm always so in awe of how you literally write down everything that's in this little brain of mine. I totally agree with you.. Being ambitious is a great trait! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. Thank you, Jessie! Haha, oh I'm just glad it's never just me thinking about these things! xx

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  10. i couldn't agree with you more - being ambitious is the best way to be.
    jen | velvet spring

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  11. Totally relate to this. I've always been a dreamer, and over the last couple of years, I've been pushing my dreams down. However, in the last couple of months, I've decided to say f*** it and go for it. Life is too short not to go for your dreams x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajaneedwards.com

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    1. I'd definitely say 'f*ck it and go for it', Martha! Your blog is one of my favourites and you have such a talent. I hope you get to do whatever you want to! xx

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  12. I totally agree soph! If you dream it, you can bloody well do it! Anything is possible! (Have I left enough cheesy sayings in this comment yet? Haha) xxx

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    1. Thanks Hol! Hahaha, maybe just enough ;) xx

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  13. This was such a lovely post and I agree completely, life would be no fun if we didn't dream & set our goals high. Love your NEXT shoes btw, so pretty x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you, Alina :) It would most definitely be a lot more boring! x

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  14. Love this post Sophie - you shouldn't be scared to dream, dreaming is what gets you places for sure!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  15. Really great post! You're so right about people shouldn't be afraid to sharing their dreams.. I defo want to focus 2017 on my dreams and sharing them others.. if other people don't encourage you or laugh at your dreams then thats not the people who should be in your life

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  16. hello,ciao Soph...Great Blog and nice post...cheers!

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  17. I think it is absolutely fantastic to have dreams! I am very ambitious and I don't like to rest on my laurels, plus life is too short so I love to dream. Nowadays I feel unable to share my goals because in the past I've had people try to sabotage my dreams, but I don't like to give up, no matter what people say or think.

    Chichi
    chichi-writes.blogspot.co.uk

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