11 In Be Intentional 2017/ Kentucky Derby/ live your best life/ Momma Love/ Wanderlust

Always Dreaming

Yesterday, I watched the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at a Derby party. (Next year, I hope to go to Churchill Downs, but that’s another story.)


Leading up to the Derby, I researched the horses and stopped when I came to one name: Always Dreaming.  The name resonated with me. Now I have to pause right here and tell you… what I know about horses and horse racing could fit on the tip of a pin with room to spare. But I digress. Always Dreaming stuck with me because that is what I am… always dreaming (and planning)… of the next career move, how to be a better wife and mother, and the next destination I will explore (’cause thankfully this wanderlust won’t ever leave me alone).

Looking a little deeper, Always Dreaming is a beautiful bay (brown in “horsespeak”) Thoroughbred colt with an impressive lineage. His sire (father) is Bodemeister, a past second place finisher of both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, and dam (mother) is Above Perfection.

Wait one minute…A mother that is Above Perfection??? Hot damn! Oh yes, this has me written all over it! LOL (Ego, much??)

And so, I cast my vote for Always Dreaming for the win.

And he won!!!!!!

Unfortunately, there’s no monetary gain for me (can’t bet online in my state), and so it was a hollow victory, but nevertheless it’s winning, and so I’ll take it.
So now why am I sharing all this?? Because once again, I am reminded to follow my inspirations, and to cheer for them with my whole heart. You never know…you may go from “always dreaming” right to the winner’s circle!

(Photo credit, Michael Watanabe.)
With ❤️,

Dr. Peaches

#alwaysdreaming #KentuckyDerby #wanderlust #mommalove

Featured image photo credit: Alton Strup.

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle
    May 10, 2017 at 10:37 PM

    I would love to experience the Kentucky Derby! Seems exciting rr

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    Tomiko
    May 10, 2017 at 11:19 PM

    I was suppose to go but I had prior obligations and couldn’t attend. This has been on my bucket list for quite sometime

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    Kim
    May 11, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    Great message behind the story. I am with you 100%. This is the third post this week that is relating to what I’ve been feeling in my heart regarding my purpose. I think God/Universe is trying to send me a message.

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      dochnz
      May 14, 2017 at 7:17 AM

      “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” Thoreau.
      Can’t say it any better than that! Best of luck and thanks for reading!

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    Carissa
    May 11, 2017 at 9:36 PM

    Great Post…we watched the Kentucky Derby on TV as well and I thought the name was very interesting! And reading this put a great spin on it!

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      dochnz
      May 14, 2017 at 7:14 AM

      Thanks so much!

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    Mimi Green
    May 12, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    I’m such a dreamer and I’ve been this way since I can remember. I’m probably a dreamer to a fault because I don’t follow up on all of my dreams.

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    Latoya
    May 12, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    I know absolutely nothing about horses, but this seems like it would be fun – to go to the Derby and all.

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      dochnz
      May 14, 2017 at 7:13 AM

      It was so much fun!! I hope to actually go to Kentucky next year!

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    Aija
    May 15, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    Nice to pick a winner. I have never been into the races, but the hype is always interesting.

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    Tiffany H.
    May 15, 2017 at 6:28 PM

    I keep hearing people talk about the Kentucky derby, I would love to get dressed up and attend even though I don’t play the horses. I like the name of the horse always dreaming, meaning never give up on new ideas and plans continue to move forward

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