I was reading recently about a woman who had literally created her own fantasyland. She decided how she wanted to live, and how it ended up was that she lived on a beautiful property in the desert. She had her horses with her, and her home was decorated with furniture that she’d had made especially in her favourite Santa Fe style. Of course she had some serious money, but even if she hadn’t, I’m sure she would have found a way to bring parts of her fantasy life into her everyday life.
The term ‘creating your own fantasyland’ makes me think that perhaps I’m not being so silly since I’ve always wanted to create a fantasyland for myself – my own blush pink-tinted, rose-scented French-inspired fantasyland that I call my life. Some of that description is physically my surroundings and some is in my head only, because I prefer a clean and neat home style which is not too frou frou.
This is what makes life so much fun; you don’t have to be like anybody else. You can be exactly who you are, and even more of who you are. You can bring all of the different things you love into your home, into your closet, into the things you do in a day. You can marry the fantasy dream life in your head with your own preferences of how you want to live.
Maybe you prefer to do a ballet workout dvd or yoga class instead of going to the gym. It just feels more feminine and enjoyable to you. Maybe you have a thing about how and what you eat; your own personal standards. Personally I can’t eat much without a knife and fork (apart from maybe fresh fruit, but even then I’ll cut it up with a knife and put it in a plate). My husband laughs (nicely) at me because I prefer to eat with utensils, even takeaway food. He thinks it is cutely endearing.
Having a dreamy vision of how you want to live your life is so motivating! Sometimes it’s words and pictures in your head, and sometimes it’s simply a gorgeous feeling that you get when you envisage your ideal life.
My dream life is quiet, simple, creative and spacious, and I have this beautiful vision of our dream home on a piece of land which is big enough that we can’t see or hear the neighbours. We’ll live near a small town and in a low-key way. We’re planning for this in the short term (within a year) which makes me so happy!
I’ll be thrilled to be living a small-town country life, but I’ll equally enjoy it when we travel to the city and overseas. I love that I don’t have to be city or country, Paris or New Zealand, pampered or self-sufficient. I can be everything all at once and it all blends together to become who I am.
What about you? What does your dream life look like? Are there parts of you that some may consider disparate?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and, until tomorrow, be chic!