Every work day I walk past my favourite book store. I peer in the window and smile. They’ve a beautiful window display at the moment. The best I’ve ever seen there.
Books have been my lifelong passion. They’ve been my solace, my friend and my escape many, many, many times. I was the girl sitting on the bench with my nose stuck in a book as my mum shopped.
Some months back I had a vision of what I wanted to do long term. I like what I do for paid work now. It’s perfect for the time in my life I’m in. Long term though I want to be amongst books. I want to have my own book store specialising in children’s literature. I have visions of a reading room, author visits, shelves filled to the brim with wonderful words and illustrations. Combining this love with my experience as an Event Manager I want to have a room for children to have parties in too. Lovely, book themed parties which are simple and fun with healthy food and the odd treat. A cafe too! With change facilities and one where mama’s with noisy toddlers feel at home ! I can “see” the store full of wood and hear it full of chat and the hum of books being read aloud to giggling children. I can smell it with coffee and vanilla tea cake.
I even dream about it once a week at least. I am putting this out in the universe because if you dream it and ask for it and work hard for it it can happen right? So universe, this is my dream ok?
Do you have a long term dream?