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My Big Hypothetical Idea

Do you ever have ideas you find yourself secretly thinking about a lot?

Like maybe you find yourself planning said hypothetical idea out in a notebook. Or pretending that this idea became immensely successful and you're being interviewed about it on some swanky NPR podcast. Or just thinking about it so much that you're basically bursting at the seams out of hypothetical excitement. This is phase one.





This is how I felt when I allowed the thought of starting a blog to creep into my head. Planning this hypothetical blog became a full-time hobby, even before I seriously entertained the possibility of doing it. Imagining something can be super fun, but then you remember.. I'll actually have to tell people about this. And I'll have to spend a lot of time doing it. And a lot of that time will be spent not being very good at it (until I get more practice, that is). Why would I want to immerse myself into something so uncomfortable?? This is phase two.

But sometimes logic does not override desire, girlboss. Sometimes your hypothetical excitement becomes a little too real and all of a sudden you're starting a blog and sharing it with your friends and feeling a beautiful combination of pride and excitement and discomfort and fear. You're doing the actual work that turns an idea from a made-up in-your-brain thing to a real thing that exists in the world. Crazy!! (This is phase three).

What I'm getting at is that the road from idea to real-life-thing is not an easy one. And while I've already started this blog, I have some other ideas also; bigger ones. Farther away ones. Phase-one ones. But the hypothetical excitement is growing, I can feel it.

If you've got an idea that gets you so hypothetically excited that you've dedicated 4+ pages of notebook paper towards the brainstorming of its birth, you've got to get started. You owe it to your future self to take the teeniest step from the purely hypothetical into the real world. Even if it's just doing a bit of research. Even if your dream is way (way) far off, like if it requires a bunch of money or a college degree or a skill you've yet to learn. Take this as your formal invitation to start learning.



I'm back home in Maine for the whole darn summer (it's my first summer at home since I was fourteen thanks to the intense ballet camps I used to go to) and I'm determined to start learning as much as I can.

About what? Well, kinda everything. I've got a whole slew of ideas that I want to start cracking open, and this summer my hammer is at the ready (weird analogy? Alas.)

You're not going to hear about my big ideas quite yet because, like I said, they are still very much phase-one. But maybe someday, if you stay on top of your NPR, I'll be there. ;)

Do you have any big, secret ideas? Let me know in the comments, and let me know if and when you're going to start the baby-steps towards making them real.

♡ Julia

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  1. Oh yes, I'm such a dreamer. My journal is filled with the things I want to do, while I sit at my desk 40 hours a week not doing them. :P

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    1. Ahh, me too Rachel. Pretty much a 110% description of my life right there. I hope you get to start doing them soon! :)

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  2. Great post! Well as crazy as it sounds, I act very impulsively so right when I have a idea I create it that same day. Of course there's a lot of pros and cons and vice versa to this, but I haven't regretted anything I've done so far and I'm quiet proud of myself for taking many risks! I know many people who prefer to think things through and get their ideas together first and were/are successful as well, so it really all depends on who you are and your dream and work ethics. Just never give up though!

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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    1. I love that you do it immediately! I seriously need to do more of that. I'm kind of a planning obsessed person and it's one of my biggest weaknesses. I'm glad it's worked well for you, and I'm definitely trying to take a few more risks :)

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  3. I remember starting my blog a while ago and being so nervous about telling my friends about it. All good things start from an idea and grow from there. You blog is so amazing. I can't wait to see how it evolves.
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

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  4. Can't wait to see all the ideas you have stirring in your mind! I like to keep mine written down in notebooks!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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    1. I write mine in notebooks too! I actually have a sort of notebook problem. Thanks for your comment, Kim!

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  5. Yep I could definitely relate to this, I feel like I've got a few 'phase one' ideas sort of stored in my mind that sometimes I visualise and try to manifest when I'm meditating actually.

    I can totally understand why you wouldn't want to share your phase ones yet but I have to say, I am so damn curious to know what they are! haha

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. Hahah thanks Julia! I want to know your ideas too :)

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  6. I hope your idea comes into fruition soon! I've just read another post that featured Maine too and it looks stunning, I'm definitely going to visit there someday :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

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    1. Thanks, Rosy! And yay Maine is a great and underrated place. I hope you get to visit :)

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