This was my 300th post on Ducking Fabulous, which made me happy and astounded in equal measure. Thank you for being along for the ride – here’s to the next 300 posts!

Onto today’s actual subject… Natalie Sisson is running a 30 day blog challenge over on the Suitcase Entrepreneur. Today’s question – If you woke up tomorrow and were free to do anything you wanted with your life, what would you do and who would you be?

What would I do, who would I be? What do I really want to do?

Once, I’d have said have a horse, and to dance. That was more or less the sum total of what I dreamed of.

Now? Now my dreams are more wide ranging. I’m achieving or on the road to achieving many of them, I’m happy with where I am and I have absolute belief that the others will happen somehow, someday.

But right now, if I could genuinely do anything I wanted? I’d…

… buy somewhere beautiful to live, in the countryside, with a kitchen big enough for a squidgy sofa, lots and lots of windows and light, space for crafting and photography and a huge garage/workshop for my fleet of beloved vehicles

…open it as a retreat to friends and family and likeminded souls who need to get their breath back from life, or who want to kickstart their own creativity

…have a camper van for weekends and a caravan in the garden as an extra spare room/studio

… surround myself with the animal companions I adore – horses, dogs and the occasional unicorn

… regularly travel somewhere warm – I love the seasons in the UK, and wouldn’t change my homeland for anything. But during the depths of winter, I often feel like I’ll never be warm again. The luxury of being able to feel sunshine whenever you fancy it is incomparable.

…ride out over the countryside daily

…write, photograph, dance, create at my own pace, in my own time, in my own space

…there would be a river at the bottom of the garden where my narrowboat lives

…and work wise, I’d help people along the journey to self-employment. The fiddly practical bits and the dreamy planning bits; the awkward conversations with friends & family and the incredible feeling of belonging when you find your tribe.

What would you do? What do you dream of?

Freedom, adventure and location independence
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