I sometimes wonder how other Moms “chase their dreams” (or if they still do.) As a 30-year old working Mommy of twin girls, it’s been more like, “chasing deadlines” and “chasing toddlers” around here the past year.
When we’re younger, there was a lot of room for trial & error, and career shifts, and spontaneous road trips, and impulsively bought plane tickets. But as we grow older and little lives are suddenly dependent on (and affected by) the choices we make, we find ourselves taking more calculated steps. It’s not that we’re being uptight, we’re just trying hard to be responsible. We become more mindful about how we use our time and money, and whether or not something is a worthy investment. Passions and priorities naturally shift. Either we set aside our dreams for later, or we learn to chase new dreams—ones that are more for our family than for ourselves.
So maybe the chase slows down a little when we become mothers, but one thing for sure, we never stop dreaming.
When I saw The Daykeeper 2015, my first instinct was to go to Heima immediately and see it for myself. I mean, come on, the hardbound cover alone feels like an extension of my blog’s brand colors, like it’s made just for me. :) The pages are beautiful and artistic and minimalist, just the way I like. I messaged Kat San Juan, the creator of The Daykeeper, and told her her design style and aesthetics resonate well with mine. I knew I found a kindred spirit.
Moments later, I started to worry. What if I end up not being able to write anything on it? Am I too old for this? Do I have enough dreams to fill these pages?
To add to the list of things that have taken a backseat in my life, I’ve been writing on my journals less this year too. Which is a predicament, because I purchase more notebooks and journals and planners and paper things than I can consume in this life.
And then I got to know Katrina through this feature by Heima.
“These adventures compell me to tell stories about how I am in awe of THE Artist, the one true God and creator of this big, beautiful world. I feel like being outside and taking in all of nature’s goodness is like tapping into the infinite source of inspiration Himself. Looking at the beauty of the great outdoors makes me think about how all this beauty here on earth is reflective of the Artist’s heart. All the beauty we see and experience in the world are but glimpses of that. I hope the photographs in the Daykeeper make people look at the world in the same light.”
Beautiful right? :)
I found Kat’s blog and got to know her a little bit deeper, because that’s how we get to know people a little bit deeper these days right? Her blog is such a breath of fresh air! Her posts remind me so much of my own musings when I was about her age, that is, before motherhood and marriage and photographs of the twins took over this little space. :D
I believe her. I believe in the cause she’s fighting for, I believe the God from whom she draws inspiration, and I believe in the passion that propelled her to create something bigger than herself. Which makes her project even more meaningful. I think it matters to know the story behind the products we use.
I haven’t even purchased myself a Daykeeper Datebook yet but already it’s doing its job of awakening the dreams that I’ve conveniently tucked away for later.
I’m sure you have your own battles to face and struggles to overcome, making the most out of your 24 hours each day, and making sense out of your 365 days. I pray that in the busy-ness of our days we will find slivers of time to appreciate beauty in the mundane, be grateful for every good and perfect gift, and to make little steps towards our dreams.
And I hope we find time to write them down, too.
I think you and I need to get ourselves a Daykeeper Datebook. And then let’s promise ourselves to make big and small dreams happen this coming 2015. Game?
*All photographs are by Katrina San Juan.[line]
The Daykeeper Datebook 2015
Available at HEIMA Stores,
Brixton Kapitolyo, Pasig
and LRI Design Plaza, Makati
For more info, visit The Daykeeper’s Facebook page.