One day...

Personally I think it is extremely important to be living in the moment, but I can't help but letting my thoughts wander of, thinking about my future. I picture myself waking up in an old French apartment located in the southern of France, hearing the wooden floor creak by the touch of my feet, as I make my way to the kitchen. I imagine making myself some ginger tea and then run my fingers through my cat's thick fur. I will thereafter enjoy the golden beams of the morning sun from my tiny balcony. I feel content and happy about my life and accomplishments. I feel happy and safe as I later wander of to the nearest cafe, where I will buy a croissant and immerse myself in a book. I will buy flowers on my way home from work and then make some chocolate chip baked cookies, for my lovely friend who is coming to visit. I'm at peace with myself.

One day I will be surrounded by art, laughter and people who makes me feel loved. I will only be doing the things I truly want to, and spend every day breathing in life. I will look at the stars and don't feel afraid, just happy that I am who I am and where I am. I will listen to music all day and dance to the sweet tunes, I will discuss everything from politics to pumpkin pie with the people I love most, and I will feel completely encompassed by the moment.

Although it's important not to let life go by, while you are waiting for other things to happen, I must say that I can't live without dreaming about my future. There are so many things that I want to do, I want to learn a new language, I want to let go of all the toxic people in my life, and I want to make every morning a new beginning. I can dream about a future where everything is in place, but it wouldn't happen if I do not do anything about it. A great thing about knowing what you want is that every choice you make can be made in the right direction. I have wanted to live in France since forever, and I'm now learning the language. Dreaming about my future has made me determined and committed to making most out of my current situation and future, and I will never stop dreaming.

-Martine