Dreams are not for everyone. Some of us are content to float on the surf or gentle waves of the ocean of life, looking for “normal” life - stability and security. We don’t want the big house (and mortgage), we don’t need exotic vacations in faraway places, we don’t yearn for the next thrill or adventure to get our adrenalin flowing. We want comfort, safe waters with no big waves that leave us breathless and scared of drowning.
Wait, isn’t that a dream too? Does a dream have to mean risking all for uber (no, not Uber!) success, a prestigious job, recognizable only by visible trappings of money and fame? Maybe not! Does it not count as a dream if all you want is a family that you love, good health and a game of cards occasionally with congenial friends? Does a dream of success have to be about your career?
I don't think so. If you are dreaming of a loving marriage, good kids and a strong support system, it is still a dream, just as important as dreaming of being the director of an agency that saves families from disaster. You still have to take steps to make it happen and to make it thrive once you get there.
It is the person who fails to imagine what is possible who really does not have a dream. Someone who believes dreams are for other people. Often they are suffering from depression, low self-esteem or malaise of the spirit. When we are feeling alive, our dreams come alive. Do you have a dream? Do you think dreams are not for you? I’d like to hear about your dreams, safe and not so safe.
Sandie convinced her mother at the age of two that a set of books would make her much happier than a tricycle. Then came diaries, school projects and heartfelt poetry - a writer was born. Reading and writing have been constant and faithful lovers ever since. This blog is an attempt to release some of the fleeting thoughts and crazy ideas in a place that may become another form of diary, but this time, one that talks back! Would love to hear from anyone who is inspired to rebut, dig further, validate or in any way comment on what has been written.