As I grew through grade school, University, professional life and motherhood, my dreamer’s heart began to fade. My mind became prominent in my life. Other’s words about myself and my life began to permeate my being. My brain and other’s opinions became my driving force in what was ‘right’ for me. It became the motor and the compass.
Now, I am beginning to dream again. I have found freedom to look beyond my current circumstances and be filled with wonder of ‘what if?”.
Full on, life-changing, nourishing dreaming.
I am surrounding myself with other dreamers and asking people about where they see themselves in five years if time nor money were a consideration. I am dreaming every day and encouraged greatly to hear other’s dreams.
My decision to dream combined with daily hard work and discipline has propelled us to become gypsies for a week, open our home to families affected by cancer or needing hospice care, reach my person health goals, allow our tall eight year old join a competitive gymnastics team and create a list of dreams I have looking forward to the next two years.
Be a dreamer.
This post is dedicated to two incredible parents CC and TH. We were talking about their son’s dream of playing NHL hockey. CC said that he needed to stay in reality, but I want to encourage this whole family to dream. Remember the dream you had of owning a home and how you made it happen. Dream of playing NHL hockey or professionally in Europe. There is nothing holding this young man back. He has two hardworking, dedicated parents who would help him in any way. He has an outdoor backyard lighted rink with boards and lights! Wow! He has a love and heart for hockey that just oozes out of him. There is no barriers for this young hockey player.
Dream Zach, dream! It will propel you forward and take you to places you never thought possible. Your dreams may change but I hope you never stop dreaming.