Earlier this week a friend asked about my DREAM. You know people say, ‘Follow your DREAM.’ I realized that I don’t have one. Not really. I have goals. I like to make goals and reach them. And, I’ve done that a few times. I started degree programs that I finished. I wanted to be a professional, full-time Director of Religious Education. So, I got a job in another country and moved there and did that work for a while. I spent a week on the Big Island of Hawaii. I spent my 40th birthday in Las Vegas. I write poems that I want to perform in public, so I do. I decide to perform burlesque pieces, so I put something together and perform it in a show. I’ve written a book – a Master’s thesis to be precise. I’d like to have something published. I’d be satisfied with having a short story published in a magazine. I’d like to be a bit more flexible. And, if I spend more time doing yoga I probably can be more flexible. I want to travel to the UK and tour around there for a few weeks. Which I can do if I save enough money and make a plan. But I don’t have a great big DREAM. I don’t want to be an astronaut. I don’t want to be a popular, famous novelist. I don’t want to perform professionally. I am fine with this. I was concerned for a while, though. Maybe I should have a DREAM? What will happen to me without a DREAM? Then I realized that I don’t need a DREAM. I am happy and satisfied with my life just the way it is. I want to continue being a good mom, friend, daughter, sister, auntie, partner, lover. I want to get better at some of those things. I want to support the people I love in whatever way they need to be supported. I think I’m okay with that being my dream for the moment. I don’t need a DREAM right now. Maybe someone I love has a DREAM that I can share? I’d be happy with that, too. I’m not a woman who doesn’t know who she is so takes on the DREAMS of loved ones to seem fulfilled. I actually am fulfilled. I’ve reached a point in my life where I feel that I’ve achieved whatever it was I was supposed to achieve. I have also reached a point where I feel that I can achieve any of the dreams that come into my head – like writing a short story or article for publication, or producing a stage show. I’ve also reached a point in my life where I feel that I have the strength and love to support others’ DREAMS and help them come to fruition. So, no I don’t have a DREAM. But if you have one and I love you, I’d love to help you reach your DREAM!
Be Lovely to Each Other,