I don't like traveling. It seems obligatory to put it on one's wish list, but I've finally accepted that this is someone else's dream, not mine.I thought about when I looked at other people's Mondo Beyondo dream lists and noted how surprised I was about how different they all are. Many (most?) of them included some form of travel, usually to far away destinations. Some of them including things like *moving* to a developing nation to do charitable work.
And each time I read one of these, I realized I don't want any of those things. And I felt a little twinge of guilt about that. I mean, shouldn't I want to see the world? And clearly I *should* want to help those far less fortunate than myself. It made me feel selfish.
But seriously, isn't the best time to be selfish when you're coming up with your list of dreams *for yourself*? I'm not being true to myself if I include things I don't really want to do, just because I think they make me look good when I tell people about them. And how unsatisfying is that - to work towards something I don't really want?
As women, we're culturally programmed to think of other people all the time. To forego our own needs (especially mothers).
I think it takes courage to dream our own dreams, without worrying about what other people think, or feeling obligated to include certain things on our lists. Go forth and be brave!