I use that phrase often, and I'm serious. I'm not livn' the dream that I thought I would live, but once I let go of preconceived notions, woke up and smelled the coffee, and accepted where I am, my life became a dream.
On a large scale can't have what I want, went I want it, or go where I want to, when I want to. But with some careful planning and patience, I have gotten to go a lot of cool places and see a lot of cool things.
Sometimes we have to readjust our dream
I have more than one dream. I have the dream I am living: Awesome wife, cool kid, project house ( that is nearing completion, which is another dream altogether!), bike rides, bike packing etc. This is my here and now dream, the dream I'm livin'.
Then I have other dreams, goals so to speak. To travel, "Ride The Divide", hike the Appalachian Trail, take the family to visit Bonaire, where I spent 6 of my formative years. Big dreams that might or might not happen, but I'm gonna keep hope that they will.
When you ask what I'm doing and I respond, " Livin' the dream", although my life is fill with the blood, sweat and tears of everyday living, just know that I am indeed serious.
I love the life I live!
Here's to "Livin' The Dream"!!