The Dream Life Blog

Aligned Adventure founder Julia Taylor is passionately creating her dream life, and on a mission to show you that you can as well. Through her stories of personal challenge, conquering fears, and of course – adventure, she hopes to inspire you to create a life you love too.

The self-awareness skill I wish I’d had 10+ years ago

The self-awareness skill I wish I’d had 10+ years ago

When I was in my mid-20s, I started to question whether motherhood was for me or not. The idea of having kids just didn’t feel like “me”. It’s not that I didn’t like kids; I was just starting visualize a life that was different – one that didn’t include children of my own. I loved to travel...
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How mountain biking changed my identity

How mountain biking changed my identity

When I was a young child, I formed the identity that I was an uncoordinated klutz. Neither of my parents were athletic, and organized sports weren't overly encouraged in our household. My mom would say things like "I couldn't catch a ball to save my life". My dad...

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Become the Deliberate Creator of Your Life

Become the Deliberate Creator of Your Life

I want to talk about something that bugs me. It’s something I hear a lot from other people, especially women. I hear it from my friends, and I hear it from strangers. “I wish I had your life.” “I’m living vicariously through you.” “You’re so lucky.” I will be the...

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What I believe about why I got cancer

What I believe about why I got cancer

I felt a nervous chill as I wrote that title. It feels uncomfortable to share what I am about to share, because a lot of it goes against popular opinions about why people get cancer. But I've got this feeling, like I have to share this...I've got this intuitive sense...

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Write the story that makes YOU feel alive

Write the story that makes YOU feel alive

On Monday of this week, I posted an Instagram story with shots of Brian and me skiing powder below a perfect bluebird sky. I captioned it “Just another amazing Monday”. Video showed Brian jumping into an untouched powder field, blissfully making figure eight turns...

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