It’s Monday evening and I sit on the couch finding myself completely (embarrassingly enough) wrapped up in the drama of… The Real Housewifes of Beverly Hills. Oh yeah. Guilty pleasure for sure. That, along with Millionaire Matchmaker, Keeping up with Kardashians… I could go on, but I choose to keep my mouth shut for the sake of embarrassing myself any further.

Why do I love these shows? Lets see here. Fabulous fashion (err. sometimes fabulous fashion) beautiful homes, and what would appear to a lot of viewers as “easy living”. It’s a glimpse into another world that I will never live, nor want to live. Why? Because it’s just not in my cards, and I’m super thankful for that. What is in my cards? A humble life filled with family and friends and a dream that I can only fulfill through a ton of hard work and dedication. Ahh, sounds perfect:)

As I write this, I sit in my adorably small kitchen, cooking my homemade taco soup, drinking a glass of two buck chuck (a white wine that is literally $2, and tasty if I might add!) and listening to one of my favorite bands (Vampire Weekend) on my phone. And you know what I’m thinking? I’m thinking how the heck did I get so lucky? I have a husband who is my best friend. We live in a happy little home in a neighborhood and city we love and after living in Fort Worth for almost 4 years, we have met some amazing friends and have grown to be completely happy and content in the “now”.


It’s taken me a few years, and some tragic life changing events, but I’ve learned a lot about what I’m meant to do, and where I’m meant to be at certain points in my life. I’ve realized I will not be getting the 2 story craftsman style home with my wrap around porch at the age of 26. I realize I won’t be living that dream just yet because it’s not time for that dream. Instead, I’ve realized that this point in my life is meant for learning, growing and sometimes making mistakes. This time in my life is meant for building the dream so I can try to live a version of that dream later on.

So what exactly is “the dream”? What is it that I see myself doing? What am I building?? Well I’m not 100% sure. One thing I know for sure is I’m extremely passionate about interior design. I’m not a girl who can sit in a cubical at one single job for 30 years and then simply retire. I’m not that girl at all. There are so many things I’m interested in, so I’ll just name a few. I’ve always envisioned myself hosting a design show. I’ve also always wanted to own my own store. And another goal of mine is to potentially work with an interior design/home decor magazine of some sort in some way. So yeah… those all seem to be pretty tall orders. Believe me, I understand! But on the other hand, if I don’t set goals, then I will 100% fail. If I don’t at least try, then there is simply no chance of success.


I understand some people might think I’m nuts and think, “aw that’s sweet, she’s trying”. But that’s ok. Because like I said before. I’ve realized this time in my life is meant for trying things out, learning a ton, and figuring out what I want to do with my life. And guess what. I’m super excited about it. I love my husband, my family, my friends, my cat (as if I don’t make that point apparent) and my home. I couldn’t be more thankful for everything I have and I seriously wonder how I got so blessed.


So, what are you dreams? Are you living them, or working to build them? Or both? I feel like I’m kind of living both. I’m living my “now” dream while I build my “later” dream. It might sound a bit crazy to some, but it’s the truth! Sometimes I do find myself wondering, what exactly am I doing with my life?? Then I remember. Oh duh. Following my dreams:)

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Thank you for stopping by The Blissful Bee! I'm Amy and I'm the writer and designer behind the blog. I have a passion for interior design, fashion and simply living a stylish life. I hope you enjoy your "stay"!


  1. I get so focused on building my dream future that I tend to forget that my life is pretty darn dreamy at the moment! My husband and I have jobs that pay the bills and allow us to spend lots of time together, we love our cat family (gee, that sounds really dorky, but they bring so much joy to our life!), and I have a home that may not be my dream house, but is 100000000x better than our previous living situation and I get to putter around with my DIY projects and be creative. Our future may be a little uncertain… Like, I have NO IDEA where we’ll be or what we’ll be doing in 5 years… But life now is really something to be thankful for, as long as I can stay in the present & not let future uncertainties get me down. So I totally understand what you’re saying!

    P.S. It sounds like we have very similar hopes & dreams! I wish you the best of luck achieving yours! 🙂

    • The Blissful Bee

      I totally went through that same thing! I saw exactly what I wanted out of my life and I was annoyed that I didn’t have it right NOW. Then I realized my life is pretty darn good right now! It took a little while for me to realize that, but it was an eye opener when I did!

  2. I absolutely love how humble and honest you are! You are such a breath of fresh air. It’s a rare find these days when someone has so much talent but can still stay grounded and truly thankful. Keep up the great work!

  3. Thanks for the perfect morning read, Amy! I feel calmer after reading this. We seem to dream similarly…. 🙂 Have a great day!

  4. Well said! My dreams sound so similar to yours although I never wanted to be in front of a camera. I was a little off track for a while there. I wish I would have been so focused at your age. Gosh I’m so much older than you…sigh! And I got side tracked a little when my kids were born but they have become part of that dream.
    My friend just introduced me to Vampire Weekend. She is obsessed! And she also started me out on two buck chuck 😉

    • The Blissful Bee

      Great minds “dream” alike, right? And you will LOVE Vampire Weekend! They are seriously one of my all time favorite music groups. If only we lived closer we could have a two buck chuck/Vampire weekend happy hour! hehe

  5. Sometimes I need a reality check, and your post was exactly what I needed today. I am working towards my dreams, something I gave up on long ago and recently woke up and couldn’t figure out why I gave it up.

    • The Blissful Bee

      I very much hope you follow your dreams Heather! My theory is you can’t accomplish anything if you don’t at least give it a try! Best of luck:)

  6. Just what I needed to read today! It’s been a stressful couple of weeks around here for me, so I’m a little behind on reading your posts, but I’m catching up! I can completely relate to every single thing you wrote! You are such an inspiration in every way! Have a wonderful day!

  7. Great post Amy- it’s amazing to be happy in the NOW -in the end, the now is all we really have. Enjoy where you are at… I get it- try to stop worrying about where you may end up!

  8. Great post Amy! I can totally relate and actually wrote a similar point not too long ago, I think you have a great perspective about being content in the now. I spent years working a 9-6+ hour job and left it this summer to work part time and was finally able to focus on some dreams of mine, like this blog. I don’t think I can go back to the desk job permanently so I am feverishly working on other avenues so I can avoid that before the savings run out. I, like you, dream about hosting an interior design/style show and working for a mag, etc so you aren’t crazy! Keep going for it!

    • The Blissful Bee

      Thanks Summer! Sometimes it’s hard to be content in the “now” but it sure makes every day better:) I wish you well in following your dreams and your new part time job:)

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