DESIGN YOUR LIFE: caitlin of reverie to reality

Good morning! Caitlin from Reverie to Reality here, reporting as Jess’ summer intern! When Jess asked me if I would be interested in reprising the very loved Design Your Life series here on MML, I responded with a resounding “YES!”. Each Wednesday I’ll be sharing inspiring interviews with people sharing how they are designing their lives around their intentions. We’ll even be including some people who have been interviewed before to see where their intentions have grown or even changed altogether. 

I’m kicking things off this week with my own DYL interview, and couldn’t be happier about it.


 DESIGN YOUR LIFE: Caitlin of Reverie to Reality 

In a world where newer is always better and products are constantly being improved and updated, I try to remember that the simple joys in life are the ones that I’ll remember most. There will always be a new iPhone model or the latest J. Crew Collection, but the thrill of rainbow sprinkles, a fresh cup of coffee, or the first trip to the beach in the summer is eternal.

Nothing makes me happier than connecting with people and being creative through my environment. I intend to use my passion for interiors to create and grow my own business.  I recently started offering decorating services through my blog, and I will to continue to evolve this aspect of my career into a full-time position. 

Whether it’s a new coffee shop, a new neighborhood, a new city, or a new country, I choose to spend the majority of my life exploring new places. There is so much to see, take in, and learn in this lifetime.

With so many dreams and aspirations, I’ve learned that I have to prioritize the things I truly want most in order to accomplish things effectively without becoming overwhelmed. Instead of eating a whole buffet of dessert, I choose to select my favorite dishes so I can truly enjoy each bite without getting miserably full.

I can’t pretend to be a health nut, but I do believe in staying active for the benefits it offers my mind, body and spirit. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t want to live in a world without chocolate and beer, but I also don’t want my body or health to hold me back in life. Finding a comfortable balance keeps me feeling happy and confident.


Check out past DESIGN YOUR LIFE interviews.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Lisa

    Caitlin, I’m so excited for this new series – such a great idea! I love all of your tips, but especially the “prioritizing” and “keep moving” bit – two things I want to be more intentional about)! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. pve

    Wonderful series. I really love knowing that so many of us are on the same journey of creating our lives full of dreams whilst regarding reality…one foot in the clouds and the other on the ground – is my motto.
    We all have to keep reaching.

  3. Rachael

    This is truly inspiring. I’m at a frustrating point with my career and trying to figure out what makes me happy is something I’ve been struggling with. I want to use this and take it as my own personal guide to redesigning my life. Thank you for this post.

  4. I love this series! I get frustrated like Rachael, and it’s so nice to be encouraged by others. I’m definitely working to “live what I love.”

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