There are dreams we have and dreams we take. Dreams we make and ones we know we could never achieve. Before I go… I hope I see some of my 100 dreams come true.
1. Be a good mother- one my daughters want to emulate.
2. Be a good wife, daughter, sister, cousin, friend…
3. Have one more baby!
4. Fund a scholarship for students who otherwise don’t think higher education is an option.
5. Publish a book.
6. For my children to outlive me.
7. Have a savings account.
8. Read a book a month.
9. Travel to all 50 states.
10. Do a triathlon.
11. See Niagara Falls.
12. Be able to feed my family from food that I’ve grown.
13. To have solar panels on my house.
14. Learn computer code.
15. Be a HuffPost parent.
16. Meet Barack Obama.
17. Travel to New Zealand.
18. Eat at Noma.
19. Invent something…
20. Ghost write for someone really famous.
21. Have the house the kids come home to.
22. For my children to not inherit my depression.
23. Volunteer once a month.
24. Be published on Scary Mommy.
25. Be a lacrosse or field hockey or ice hockey coach.
26. Ride a century bike race.
27. Have memberships to all the museums, aquariums and zoos near us.
28. Run a 5k with the girls.
29. Take a cooking class.
30. Actually publish a children’s book- with an illustrator.
31. Take an Alaskan Cruise.
32. Go to DC to fight for people with disabilities.
33. Go to a black-tie event on New Year’s Eve.
34. Run a marathon.
35. Take my kids to Disney World.
36. Travel to Egypt.
37. Make enough money to put my kids through college.
38. To have a gym membership.
39. Have a style of home that one could see in a magazine.
40. Finish my nursing degree.
41. For my depression to never come back.
42. Renew my vows in Ars-en-Ré.
43. To read to the girls more.
44. Fly first class.
45. Become a lactation support to disabled mothers who want to breastfeed.
46. Color in my half-sleeve.
47. Take a photography course.
48. Join a sports team for adults.
49. Have clear skin.
50. Help facilitate a more uniform understanding of dwarfism in the medical community nationwide.
51. Mentor a child.
52. Have enough money to invest. In anything!
53. Have dental and vision insurance.
54. Be less impulsive.
55. Spend Christmas in NYC.
56. To not be afraid to splurge once in a while.
57. Be published in print more often.
58. Meet Hillary Clinton.
59. To have the room for a chicken coop.
60. For my Mom to be elected to whatever seat she chooses.
61. To own clothes that I call pieces because they’re just so.
62. Learn to follow sewing patterns.
63. Buy a car in cash.
64. Finish the Harry Potter Books.
65. Hire a decorator.
66. To write a parenting advice column in a newspaper.
67. Start a book and wine club.
68. To get massages and manicures and pedicures.
69. See the doctor who misdiagnosed my Dad to tell him I finally let the anger go.
70. Inspire the girls to do what they want without fear of judgement- especially from me.
71. Claim a vacation spot.
72. Never not know my own name.
73. Have a blog where people come and check every day because the writing is that compelling.
74. Go on family dates.
75. To be closer with my siblings.
76. Have one spontaneous vacation.
77. See the Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup.
78. Remain close with my children regardless of age or location.
79. Make a prom dress for Addie.
80. Learn Spanish.
81. Be a keynote speaker.
82. Build a custom home.
83. To go on a wine tour in France.
84. Do anti-gravity yoga.
85. Retire and open a café with Dave.
86. Open a collaborative space where other women can rent an office with a door and work whenever they want.
87. Go on a family road trip.
88. Meet Ellen DeGeneres.
89. Travel to Cuba.
90. To adopt an older child.
91. Get to a barre class before the trend ends.
92. Die peacefully in my sleep.
93. To volunteer at a soup kitchen while my kids go to school.
94. Eat at The Ledbury.
95. Work on a therapy farm that specializes in helping autistic children.
96. Go to the Super Bowl… with the Eagles playing.
97. Skydive. Just once.
98. That I never miss a sports/play/music/talent show/etc. of any of my children.
99. For my hubby to play music again.
100. See my Dad again.
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