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TWO WRITING TEACHERS
Dreams. Have you ever thought about how heavy that one little word is?
I am not talking about the dreams illustrated in the dream bubbles in children's books. Or the daydreams on lazy summer days.
I am talking about the dreams where I want to do something, be someone, or make a difference.
I am talking about the dreams that live deep in my heart and slowly surface until they force me to think about about them or act upon them.
I am talking about the dreams that sometimes make me feel silly
the dreams that someone laughed at,
the dreams that someone told me I could never do.
You know which dreams...the heavy ones.
Dreams push me, but also scare me. Maybe it was because I didn't believe I could do it, or someone told me I couldn't. Maybe I didn't know how. Maybe I thought it was silly. Maybe the timing wasn't right.
All are reasons why I push my dreams aside.
Dreams are made for somedays. Not yesterday, today, tomorrow, or never, but some...day.
Last year my one little word was search. I was searching for something. I found a seed that is now growing into something more, something better...a dream.
When I chose my one little word for 2014 - REACH, I didn't choose it with reaching a dream as the focal point.
I chose it because I want to reach out to make my life bigger. To reach out of my comfort zone. To reach out to others.
Reaching my dream would just be a perk along the way.
But I do have a dream. It may take a different path than what I had imagined, but it is mine and I am ready to reach out...to live it...to be it.