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Wish Wednesday ~ my dream haunted house

I’ve already shown you my dream house; now it’s the perfect time of year to show you my dream haunted house. Be careful and don’t get spooked!

Here we go…

This is the living room, where we burn sage and talk to the dead. No need for TV — ghosts are much more entertaining!

This is the kitchen, where we boil frog legs and craft toxic potions.

Now make your way through the hallway and watch for the spiders…

Welcome to the master bedroom!

Many guestrooms to stay in, if you’re brave enough…

Or perhaps this guestroom is more your style?

Many bathrooms as well, like this one…

Or this one…

Here is my altar, where I cast spells and predict the future.

Of course a haunted house is incomplete without a black cat. Here’s where she chills — when she’s not chasing around ghost mice.

Thank you for visiting. Enjoy the backyard gazebo on your way out. Don’t worry if you hear screams coming from the woods, that’s normal!

*all pictures from Pinterest*

Wish Wednesday ~ success is scarier than failure

The greatest reason we do not chase after our dreams is because they scare us. It may sound ironic and illogical, but it is entirely true. There are several reasons for this.

1. The only thing harder than reaching the top (whatever “the top” means for you — it’s different for everyone) is staying there. When you obtain something you desire, you risk the pain of losing it. But when you are at the bottom, you have nothing to lose.

The best way to handle this feeling is remembering that there is no such thing as “the top.” No human being is perfect and there will always be room for growth and improvement. Even if you fall down, you are still further than you would’ve been if you never tried.

2. It’s easier to lie to yourself and say, “if I really went after this, I could have it” and refuse to try, instead of chancing real rejection. Typically we feel like giving up just when we are moments away from achieving something.

Rethink the way that you see rejection. Instead, use the word “refocus” over “rejection” because that’s what it really is. No one has the power to end you. It is not about being denied, but being guided to change your focus. Letting go of a small opportunity could lead you to a much bigger and better opportunity.

3. We may not believe that we are worthy of our dreams. If you think you don’t deserve something then you won’t put your heart into it. You must be able to truly picture yourself having something before you can have it.

Look back and focus on your wins, not your losses. Think about all the things you take for granted now that your past self never had. Make an effort to visualize your goals and really feel them.

4. When you are happy and successful, you attract jealousy. You may be worried of people sabotaging you because you got what you wanted and they did not. Misery loves company — and if you’re feeling satisfied in life, you’re going to lose that company.

Stay humble and do not be a bragger. This should come naturally if you are following your heart rather than seeking validation. Encourage others, pep them up. However — sometimes no matter what you do, some people despise seeing you satisfied. If that’s the case then it’s time to rethink who you spend your time with.

Failure is comfortable, especially when it’s something you are so used to. You have to go deep inside to find that spark of hope. You have to go beyond the world of limitations.

Wish Wednesday ~ keep your goals to yourself

When it comes to setting goals for yourself and reaching your highest accomplishments, it’s always best to keep it on the private side.

You can certainly be somewhat public about it. A little bit of pressure is healthy. Such as, when I posted about my plans for writing every day, I knew that the expectation would keep me on track. It was helpful to receive support from others.

But if you are overly public about your goals, in very specific ways, it may be time to reevaluate what you are truly chasing after. Ask yourself — am I doing this for me, or for everyone else? Is this about feeling something inside of myself, or just trying to impress people?

So many of our goals are actually things we do not want for ourselves! Sometimes you reach a point in your life where you feel the need to convince everyone else you are doing fantastic. Think of it this way — if you were not allowed to share your accomplishments, would you still be proud of them? Or would you maybe do things differently?

Don’t surround yourself with people who make you feel like you need to compete with them. Instead, be with people who value honesty over perfection.

Do what makes you happy. Don’t do things for status, validation, or bragging rights. People are going to think what they want and its totally out of your control. So, do it for yourself.

Wish Wednesday ~ make a change

“I want to change my life” is a powerful phrase. It carries a lot of weight.

If you want to see change in your life, think small before you think big.

We crave change when things have either become too comfortable or too uncomfortable. We thrive best when we are balanced.

The problem with change is that it is such an overwhelming thing because it brings us the unknown. If you think too big, change becomes a fantasy — a dream that will never be reached.

The best way to change your life is by changing your day. Our lives are the accumulations of our days. Just take it one day at a time. You don’t have to make a dramatic proclamation in order to see dramatic results. Quite the opposite, actually. Start with your daily habits. Although they seem small, they add up overtime. It’s not about doing a big thing once, but doing small things daily and  consistently.

You don’t have to move across the country, you don’t have to drop everyone you know, and you don’t have to go to court and change your name and create a whole new identity. The novelty will last no more than a few months, and you will look around and see that nothing has actually really changed for you, and all you’ve ran away from has followed you.

Start simple and small. Focus on things that you will be able to stick with, without becoming overwhelmed. Take it one day at a time.

(P.S. do you like the featured image I chose? Get it, “change?” Get it? Do you get it????)